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05 Dec 2010  

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Question about icons on desktop

Hi. I just bought a new computer with Windows 7 on it and have been setting my system up the way I prefer it. I have been unable to figure out two things regarding desktop icons, despite tinkering around a lot. I'm a bit of a novice with computers and would really appreciate help.

First issue: I downloaded software for my printer from the web and saved it to my desktop. After the download, an icon (I guess this is the right term) appeared for it on my desktop, which makes sense since I downloaded it to the desktop. However, now that the program is downloaded, I do not want this icon to appear on my desktop. When I right-click on it and choose delete, it appears that this option will delete the whole program because the message that comes up is: "Are you sure you want to move this file to the Recycle Bin?" This is a different message than appears for other icons, like those installed by choice when I install a program that gives the option of creating a desktop icon, in which case you can right click and simply remove the desktop shortcut. Is there a way to remove the icon without deleting the whole file?

Second issue: Is there a way to add an icon to the desktop for a program after it has been installed? Some programs do not give the choice of creating a desktop icon upon install, but I'd like to have an icon for some programs.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Peace, Christopher
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