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Windows 7: Games Explorer problem windows 7

14 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Games Explorer problem windows 7

I dragged an icon to an online game to the games explorer to make a shortcut to it but all it made was a link to the internet with the google chrome icon and it doesn't work if i click on the shortcut it does nothing and it want let me delete it. its just there how can i remove it?

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14 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 8 Professional x64

try Games Explorer Folder - Delete a Game or any of the the related tutorials found at the end of that post
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15 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

already tried it to no luck thanks for the suggestion though....Any other ideas?
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15 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Follow the instructions in that link dealing with Registry Key method.

The key you are looking for will not have many entries in it. And, in the section named "Title" will be named just as it currently is in the Game Explorer.

When you drop a shortcut into the Games Explorer, its assigned a number.
It is also stored in 2 places.

Location 1 is the Registry entry itself.
Deleting this key should remove the shortcut from the game Explorer.

To completely remove it delete the other folder it created.

Location 2 is actualy folder/shortcut itself.
Located at:
C: /Users/ [User name] / AppData / Local / Microsoft / Windows / Game Explorer

The numbered folder will be the same as the numbered registry key.
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15 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro

Have a look here - Games Explorer Folder - Delete a Game, post# 12-15

Make sure you do a search for the game that you want to delete. Once found, delete the strings.

Let us know if this works.
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16 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

No i did try that and its not located in the registry every other game is though just not this one for some reason when i copied the link into games folder it created a google chrome shortcut to the game?... which is weird it doesnt do anything.
for some reason it thinks its a internet shortcut
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