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Windows 7: Can't Delete Icons Off of Desktop

10 May 2012   #1
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 
Can't Delete Icons Off of Desktop

How do I delete icons off the desktop?

I have some icons on the desktop that represent executable files of applications I downloaded. After running the files, I deleted them. The files deleted but the icons didn't go away. When I try to delete the icons, a window entitled "Item Not Found" pops up and says "Could not find this item."


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10 May 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TomBrooklyn View Post
How do I delete icons off the desktop?

I have some icons on the desktop that represent executable files of applications I downloaded. After running the files, I deleted them. The files deleted but the icons didn't go away. When I try to delete the icons, a window entitled "Item Not Found" pops up and says "Could not find this item."
Click on some empty area on desktop. Now press F5 (refresh). Did it refresh (you see some flickering)? problem solved?
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11 May 2012   #3
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Hi. I actually didn't get around to doing anything, but he icons eventually disappeared on their own. Now when I delete one, it goes away immediately as expected. I don't know why they wouldn't delete before.
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26 Feb 2013   #4
Batchain

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Kaktusoft

Thanks click and 5f worked brilliantly
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