This item is no longer located in C:\
If you have an impossible to delete 0 byte file with the error message:
Could not find this item. This is no longer located in…
Open your command prompt.
Type dir /x to get the 8.3 name of the directory folder.
If, for example, your problem file is in your Download folder, the 8.3 name is DOWNLO~1.
To delete the file, type del (8.3 name)
Ex. del DOWNLO~1
You’ll be prompted to type Y (yes) or N (no) to delete the file. Be advised that all files in that folder will be deleted so keep a backup or move files you do not wish to delete elsewhere.
Also, for impossible to delete folders/files on flash drives, you can right click your removable drive and go to Format. Formatting your drive will wipe all your files. Again, keep a backup of whatever you want to keep on a different flash drive/memory card.
Select Quick format and press Start.