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Windows 7: How do you remove recent places shortcut from the desktop?


08 Apr 2012   #1

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How do you remove recent places shortcut from the desktop?

How do you remove recent places shortcut from the desktop?


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08 Apr 2012   #2
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Hello Harry,

When you right click on the Recent Places icon, do you have a "Delete" option to remove it with?

If not, then download and merge the REG file below, then restart the computer to see if it may be able to
remove this desktop icon for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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File Type: reg Remove_Recent_Places_Desktop_Icon_All_Users.reg (1.1 KB, 636 views)
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08 Apr 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Harry,

When you right click on the Recent Places icon, do you have a "Delete" option to remove it with?

If not, then download and merge the REG file below, then restart the computer to see if it may be able to
remove this desktop icon for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for your help, but I've managed to remove the recent places from my desktop now opened windows explorer then right clicked on the recent places library folder, and clicked sent to desktop, which then over-ride the version I couldn't delete, it then allowed me to delete the shortcut
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08 Apr 2012   #4
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That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for posting back with your results and solution.
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