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Windows 7: Cant remove desktop Icon/Shortcut


03 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Cant remove desktop Icon/Shortcut

I recently got a Toshiba Satellite L500 Series Laptop.

There is an Icon or a Shortcut named "Recent Places"
I want to remove it from the desktop as I do not need it and its out of place. However I'm confused because the only options when right-clicked are: Open, Clear recent items list and Create Shortcut.

I tried dragging into the start menu but it is still on the desktop as well. I cant drag it into the recycle bin and I do not know what else to do.

Can someone please help me?

Thanks,

The Noob

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03 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Try right clicking desktop>personalize>change desktop icons (top right of the window)>uncheck recent places.

Dan
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03 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Doing that only allowed me to change names, icons and what shows up on default. However the icon is not listed at all.

Thank you.

Anyone else can help me?
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03 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Solved! I found it in the "Similar Threads" section.
I should have searched first. Should have remembered that cardinal rule.

Thanks guys and girls!
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03 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Glad you got it sorted

Dan
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22 Jan 2010   #6

seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by untouchable61 View Post
Solved! I found it in the "Similar Threads" section.
I should have searched first. Should have remembered that cardinal rule.

Thanks guys and girls!
Hi
i Have same problem with recent places on my deskop
please tell me how you solved spet be step.
Thanks
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22 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
Hi
i Have same problem with recent places on my deskop
please tell me how you solved spet be step.
Thanks
Try here...

Cannot remove a Recent Places desktop icon
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22 Jan 2010   #8

seven
 
 

solved! Thanks.
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