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Windows 7: how do i remove a shortcut from the games folder

10 Nov 2009   #1
spud

w7
 
 
how do i remove a shortcut from the games folder

i have a game in my games folder that will not remove from the folder, can somone tell me how i go about removing it


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11 Nov 2009   #2
sleek

Windows 7 RC 7100 x64
 
 

Using admin privileges, right click and delete?
am at work atm so cant check.
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11 Nov 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Spud,

You might check to see if you may beable to right click on it and click "Delete" to remove it from the hidden folder below.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Games

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Nov 2009   #4
spud

w7
 
 

ok i found that folder thx lot for that, but its still there even after a reset, i cant right clcik it at all so cant get admin privy on it
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12 Nov 2009   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi spud,

I take it that you found the folder.
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12 Nov 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Spud,

If it's one of the default games that come with Windows 7, then you can use Windows Features to removed the game.
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12 Nov 2009   #7
spud

w7
 
 

yes Dwarf i found the folder removed the shotcut from the folder but when i go back to the games Folder in the start menu its still there, its also not one of the windows games
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12 Nov 2009   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have you uninstalled the game in question? What is the game?
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12 Nov 2009   #9
sleek

Windows 7 RC 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Have you uninstalled the game in question? What is the game?
He wants to remove a shortcut for the game, not uninstall it.
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12 Nov 2009   #10
spud

w7
 
 

there is two short cuts in the folder and i want to remove one but when i remove it from the folder that was linked me one is still present

as u can see in this pic Football manager the one on the right is the original but it never worked so i put in my one one and im trying to remove the Original one in teh game folder


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