I am running Win7 home premium 64bit. I right click on a word doc and choose delete. Nothing happens. No hourglass, no error message, nothing, like I didn't click delete. I've rebooted. I've disconnected my ext hdrive from my pc. Rebooted. Tried to delete - nothing. I cannot delete any files - not Word docs, or PDF's or HTM - nothing. I've Googled. Found this and tried this -
"From the Windows Desktop, click the Start button, and choose the “Control Panel” to open the Windows Control Panel.
From the Control Panel, choose the “Appearance and Personalization” Option and then choose the “Folder Options” option. This will open the “Folder Options” dialog.
On the Folder Options dialog, click on the “View” tab to select it.
From the View tab on the Folder Options dialog, make the following changes:
- 1. Check – “Always show icons, never thumbnails”
- 2. Uncheck – “Display file icon on thumbnails”
- 3. Uncheck – “Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items”
Once all of these settings have been made, click the Ok button to apply the changes and close the dialog.
- 4. Uncheck – “Show preview handlers in preview pane”
Finally, restart Windows so that the changes have been applied to Windows Explorer. Once Windows has restarted, try to delete your file, it should work!"
It did not work. In the past - when I had an issue with deleting and had my ext hdrive connected the steps above worked.
Again - win 7 pc - right click on a plain small word 2010 doc - or any file- and nothing happens.
Thank everyone in advance!