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Windows 7: Desktop icon removal-Not shortcuts

26 Jul 2012   #11
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 

brink,This is what I came up with. Hope it helps.




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26 Jul 2012   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok, download and merge the REG file below, then restart the computer to see if it may help. It removes the registry entries for the Network and Control Panel desktop icons, and will hopefully remove them from your desktop.


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File Type: reg Remove_Network_Control-Panel_Desktop_Icons.reg (1.2 KB, 3 views)
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27 Jul 2012   #13
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 

Brink it did not work and I really find that odd.
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27 Jul 2012   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd. As a test, create a new administrator account and log on to it to see if these shortcuts are on it's desktop as well. If not, then you might consider using the new account instead, and just copying any shortcuts, files, etc... from your old account to the new one.
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28 Jul 2012   #15
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 

Tried this to no avail. I just give up. It's really not hurting anything.
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28 Jul 2012   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, as a last ditch effort, you could try doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to hopefully remove them.
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