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Windows 7: not able to delete from desktop

03 Mar 2011   #1
jojokhan

windows 7 home basic 32bit
 
 
not able to delete from desktop

not able to delete a short cut from desktop it says ' could not find the item'


dont know what to do


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03 Mar 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is the shortcut pointing to something that doesn't exist anymore? Have you tried going through Explorer to the Desktop to see if the shortcut is still there? How about after a restart...do you still have the same problem?
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03 Mar 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello JoJokhan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If restarting the computer doesn't get rid of it, then you might see if using the free program Unlocker on it may be able to allow you to delete it afterwards.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Mar 2011   #4
jojokhan

windows 7 home basic 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Is the shortcut pointing to something that doesn't exist anymore? Have you tried going through Explorer to the Desktop to see if the shortcut is still there? How about after a restart...do you still have the same problem?
its a short cut of jpg file which is i deleted around 4 days back but a blank (white) short cut is there. it shows in the explorer too.
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03 Mar 2011   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you emptied the recycle bin? Go into safe mode, right click to run as Administrator and delete it.
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03 Mar 2011   #6
jojokhan

windows 7 home basic 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Have you emptied the recycle bin? Go into safe mode, right click to run as Administrator and delete it.
yaa cleaned the bin... how to go in safe mode and further... pls help,
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03 Mar 2011   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Reboot into safe mode

Restart the computer
Immediately begin gently tapping the <F8> key.
Use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode and press the <Enter> key
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03 Mar 2011   #8
jojokhan

windows 7 home basic 32bit
 
 

[QUOTE=Brink;1272255]Hello JoJokhan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If restarting the computer doesn't get rid of it, then you might see if using the free program Unlocker on it may be able to allow you to delete it afterwards.

Hope this helps,

Thanks shawn, downloaded unlocker and it worked.... once again thanks a lot.
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03 Mar 2011   #9
jojokhan

windows 7 home basic 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Reboot into safe mode

Restart the computer
Immediately begin gently tapping the <F8> key.
Use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode and press the <Enter> key
Thanks a lot for help, finally I got rid of it.... once again thanks...
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03 Mar 2011   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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