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Windows 7: Get Rid Of Searches Folder On Desktop

30 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7
Get Rid Of Searches Folder On Desktop

Hey Guys!
I have an annoying pet peeve;
A Folder Called Searches appeared on my desktop, and whenever I delete it, it comes back a minute later or so.

Looks Like This (Searches folder highlighted)

(Please tell me if this is wrong forum, there doesn't seem to be a forum for Stupid Pet Peeves )

Please help, thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

It could be a program that you have that needs the folder for it to function, which is why it would come back. I have no idea what programs, though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7

Oh Okay,

I will look into the programs i have installed!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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