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Windows 7: Cannot remove a Recent Places desktop icon

30 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit

thank you alot ,you saved another one ,thx and HNY 2011

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23 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thnks! Even I had the same problem !
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18 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
It worked

As per instructed, opened computer and draged it to computer. Refresed and it worked.
For some people the recent places didn't show in computer but for me it was showing so i just randomly left it in computer (where it was not visible)
Refreshed desktop and AWESOMENESS!
Thank you sir!
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10 Jun 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Thank You JacquelineB

I followed your steps and this worked like a charm. Thanks so much. I have only three icons on my desktop and this "new" icon had me perplexed and not happy. Your clear directions have made me smile again.
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14 Jun 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

you helped me out just now as well. TYVM! this is a weird glitch
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11 Mar 2012   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thank you! I stumbled onto this post via Google, but appreciate your help.
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11 Mar 2012   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Does anybody know how this icon got on the desktop?
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06 Aug 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
How I removed the 'Recent Places' Icon from the desktop

I sat down at my computer this morning, and "all of a sudden" had an icon on the desktop for 'Recent Places'. I could not delete it, move it to the Recycle Bin, etc (as previously described in this thread). I tried all of the above mentioned methods to no avail. I finally right-clicked and 'Send To' desktop as shortcut. I then deleted the shortcut and viola! The icon was gone. Hope this helps anyone out there having this same issue
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13 Oct 2013   #19

Windows 7 enterprise

Thank you draging it to favorites worked. the only thing it did was create a copy, that was then deleted.
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22 Mar 2014   #20

W7 Prof 64 bit

Thanks to this thread. Finally got rid of it.

Now the question is how do you get recent places not to be listed there?

Thanks in advance.
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