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Windows 7: Internet Explorer Folder stuck on Desktop

26 Dec 2011   #1
NEHiker111

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Internet Explorer Folder stuck on Desktop

Hi,
By mistake I dragged the Internet Explorer folder to the Desktop and now I can't get it off the desktop. This is not the link to open IE but a folder with 2 sub folders (en-us and SCROLL) plus 18 files.
It functions just like Windows Explorer. When I click on it I can browse my entire computer the same as if I was in Windows Explorer.
I have a new Dell Vostro Computer that I just started up yesterday. It has Windows 7 Professional and IE 9.
When this happened IE in the tray would not do anything and I had to drag a copy back to the tray.
Now everything seems to work ok but I would like to remove the IE Folder from my desktop. It is not the normal e shaped icon but a folder icon.
I have tried everything and I cannot get it off the desktop. I'm logged on as Admin. I know you cannot delete IE. I don't want to do that I just want it removed from the desktop.
I could probably restore my system but I have already installed Visual Studio and other software so I don't want to do that.
Does anyone know how to solve this?
Thanks


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26 Dec 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Where did you drag it from, C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer?
Is the original still there (must be if IE still works)?

Install LockHunter and use it to remove the folder. If it can't remove it immediately, it can schedule it to be deleted on next boot.
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26 Dec 2011   #3
mgp1964

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Right click on the folder and then click on "Properties", then click on the "Security" tab and check what the permission settings are.
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