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Share this post Link to post Share on other sites darklordxnew    4 Member 4 1 post Posted April 11, 2014 Hey...found the fix. I'm guessing you didn't read that part of their post.Mark Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - Answer Re: shortcut by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 2, 2014 9:11 PM Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Nope by bill0224 / February 4, 2014 11:28 AM PST In reply to: Icon on desktop They aren't there! You'll find discussions about fixing problems with computer hardware, computer software, Windows, viruses, security, as well as networks and the Internet.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators Question Can't remove shortcut?! this contact form

Hit Edit, then Add, type Everyone, then ok. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites steelblue330i    0 Member 0 1 post Posted March 19, 2015 darklordxnew's fix worked--thanks!  Also worked for Mindjet Mindmanager icon that Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. https://www.eightforums.com/general-support/45670-cant-remove-system-icon-off-my-desktop.html

How To Delete Desktop Icons That Cannot Be Deleted

Clicking on the icon and pressing F5 worked like a charm! It would be under the file name...you would have to know that Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - name? Then in the Control Panel screen that opens, select Change desktop icons. Created by Anand Khanse.

Sign in here. If you go to delete the file or folder, you may receive the following error message: Item Not Found or Could not find this item If you try to delete or Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Kropell    0 Member 0 6 posts Posted May 20, 2014 Great - finally gone from my desktop too. Can't Delete Desktop Icon Windows 8 Err.

No question is too small or big, simple or complicated, dumb or smart--what you'll find is a comfortable and friendly destination for you to discuss and get tips on fixing problems Please let us know. by drfugawe / March 17, 2008 10:14 AM PDT In reply to: Tried Deleting It While In Safe Mode? http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/62094-cant-delete-icon-desktop.html still referenced in the iconcache.Clicking once on the desktop then pressing the F5 key will usually "disappear" the icon but a re-boot never fails.TweakUI also works for such problems.

Use freeware Delete Doctor utility to lock and delete the files on reboot. How To Delete A Shortcut From Desktop That Cannot Delete Thanks for that tip, Brian. Cheers John . IF it did work, I would not be on this forum.

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by wpgwpg / February 2, 2014 3:12 AM PST In reply to: Can't remove shortcut?! Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. How To Delete Desktop Icons That Cannot Be Deleted Don't Miss a Single Tip! How To Remove Icons From Desktop That Won't Delete However, when I restarted in reg mode after the two tries, voila!

Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. weblink Big thanks to darklordxnew!  Share this post Link to post Share on other sites philanon    1 Member 1 7 posts Posted June 25, 2014 Thanks darklordxnew! Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. Delete did not work (either from desktop, either from C:\Users\Public\Desktop).For some reason, when I right clicked and deleted as an admin it worked. Can't Delete File From Desktop Windows 10

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: gone by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 3, 2014 5:24 AM PST In reply to: shortcut A file with 0 bytes isn't by Dafydd Forum moderator / February 3, 2014 12:04 AM PST In reply to: shortcut Boot a live Linux cd and delete it from there.Dafydd. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center The Windows Club The Windows Club covers Windows 10/8/7 tips, tutorials, how-to's, features, freeware. http://allwebsitescripts.com/how-to/recover-files-deleted-by-ctrl-z.html Thank you very, very much!

Right click and delete. Unable To Delete Shortcut From Desktop Windows 10 Search through over 5000+ Articles! Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - Short cut by pgc3 / February 5, 2014 10:55 PM PST In reply to: Not there!

That is a new one.

whiteodianJan 29, 2013, 12:03 AM Curios if it does just need a refresh. Please try again now or at a later time. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Why haven't you tried booting from a live disc yet? Desktop Icon Won't Delete Windows 10 Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - Answer Icon on desktop by pgc3 / February 4, 2014 1:46 AM PST In reply to: Can't remove shortcut?!

Several functions may not work. Click "Full Control", then ok out completely. Should be able to delete it then. 4 people like this Share this post Link to post Share on other sites carlhnz    1 Member Okay, they aren't found in the registry search. http://allwebsitescripts.com/how-to/i-deleted-my-hard-drive-how-can-i-get-it-back.html Can't delete OneDrive icon from the desktop Started by jsaklas , Dec 29 2015 10:19 PM Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next Please log in to reply 38 replies

this is common as some users often ignore rules like restarting your PC soon after uninstalling/Removing a program.(2) Another program might still be using this shortcut if the shortcut has links Thanks. http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6122_102-200820/unable-to-delete-shortcuts/http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6121_102-288143/deleting-shortcut-of-uninstalled-program/ Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - I finally remembered why this problem by James Denison / February 3, 2014 1:51 PM PST In reply to: no! I can't remember the solution though from that time.

Then I read one of your replies which said: Click once on the icon and then press F5...........Voila`, I got rid of the icon.Thanks to whoever posted that reply. The second time I did a search on my computer and found a lot of files left by Evernote even after the uninstall. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. Change desktop icons view in Windows 10 to Details and List view Access Denied, Error Deleting File or Folder problem in Windows Fix Windows Stop Errors or Blue Screens of Death

not sure if i remember how to. Computer Help forum About This ForumCNET's forum on computer help is the best source for finding the solutions to your computer problems. It's just a file with 0 bytes, but it's still there. Thanks for the reply.

You do not need to download something, to delete someting else. Navigate toLocal Computer Policy->Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->OneDrive. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center CNET Reviews Best Products Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Networking Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Phones Printers Software Smart by bill0224 / February 5, 2014 10:41 AM PST In reply to: Regedit I remember tracking down malware in there back in the day!

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