Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: cannot delete Icons

14 Oct 2010   #1
Gunny3053

win7
 
 
cannot delete Icons

Hi Gang

Well it has been a while since I have posted on here, because things were ruining smooth for the longest time. Till now. :-)

I will try to make this a short as possible but still give you enough info to figure this out hopefully.

I have several Icons/programs that I cannot remove from my desk top, let me reword that a little. I can remove them and if I restart the computer or reboot they are back. One of them is Safari, I installed it and attached it to the taskbar thinking I was really going to use it, changed my mind. Ok so I used Revo to uninstall it, so far so good, rebooted and its back. Ok tried using CCleaner to uninstall it, ok its gone, rebooted its back. Tried several other ways of removing it, no luck. I used windows uninstaller, same thing. I can go into my program files and delete it that way, same thing. I looked in the registry, and I cannot find any of them there. When they are there you can click on them, and they work, they are not like empty Icons.

So I am think the only way I am going to get rid of them is to redo my OS. I am running Win 7 Ultimate. Can i do a repair with it like you could with XP, or is there a better way.?

I also am having a problem with my Office Outlook 2010, that seems to have started right at the same time. I have like 20/30 emails that I will mark read, and delete some, dump the deleted e-mails, clean out the junk mail, and everything is ok going in and out of my E-mail, but just like the icons, as soon as I reboot the computer, not only does the Icons come back, the mail comes back too. I don't know if this can be connected or not, it just seems funny this started happening with the Icons the same time the mail started acting up.

Thanx....Gunny


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Oct 2010   #2
reventon

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora
 
 

You may have a virus (albeit a strange one).

Run MBAM - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

System Restore shouldn't affect your emails - so I am unsure how to explain this one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2010   #3
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Did you ever try to rebuild the Icon cache?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Oct 2010   #4
Gunny3053

win7
 
 

Hi reventon....I have run several good malware programs and nothing showed up, and just to be sure I did this a couple of times. I had the idea this might be a bug too, so the first thing I did was run them to check. I was really surprised they did not find something.

SledgeDG....I have not tried that, being I have never heard of such a thing. That might be a good idea, I will try that and get back to you after I do.

Thanx....Gunny
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 cannot delete Icons




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can't Delete Icons Off of Desktop
How do I delete icons off the desktop? I have some icons on the desktop that represent executable files of applications I downloaded. After running the files, I deleted them. The files deleted but the icons didn't go away. When I try to delete the icons, a window entitled "Item...
General Discussion
delete icons of bluetooth mobiles
hi guys. in my computer i add some bluetooth icons to transfer files but i donknow how to delete them? there is no option in right click
Hardware & Devices
How to delete icons on a non-administrative account?
Hi, I've set up regular user account (not administrator) for my girlfriend on my computer. When I install a program or a game the icon for that software appear on my girlfriends desktop as well as mine. I've tried to log on to her user account and delete those icons to clean up her...
General Discussion
Desktop Icons sometimes don't disappear after I delete
This happens quite often; sometimes when I delete icons from the desktop, they don't disappear from the desktop. If I try to click one, however, it gives me a message that it cannot be found. I have to go to the task manager and close explorer and re open it. Any registry fixes?
General Discussion
Desktop icons won't delete
I accidently unzipped a folder to the desktop so the zipped contents were placed on the desktop instead of into a folder like I intended to do. I just selected them all and deleted them and did it into a folder but three icons from the files are left and they cannot be deleted. This is message...
General Discussion
I cant seem to delete icons off my desktop?
I've got about 20 icons on my desktop that I'm trying to delete & keep getting this error message with every one of them:
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:44.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App