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Windows 7: Desktop icon removal-Not shortcuts

25 Jul 2012   #1
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 
Desktop icon removal-Not shortcuts

I have two Control Panel icons on my desktop that are not shortcuts. When I delete them they just reappear. tried the the .reg file to no avail. Also have the Network icon.(same problem). I think this could have happened when I changed my network from Public to Home.Any help would be appreciated.


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25 Jul 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Jakedog,

If you haven't already, you might check the tutorial below to see if it may help to remove them.

Desktop Icons - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Jul 2012   #3
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 

In change Desktop icons box I have Network(did not work) listed but no Control Panel. Tried the .reg files they did not work either.
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25 Jul 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

No control panel like below?

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25 Jul 2012   #5
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 

Yes. Have Network,No Control panel
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25 Jul 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

As a test, open Windows Explorer, click on Desktop under Favorites in the navigation pane, then delete them here to see if they stay gone from your desktop afterwards. It will not remove them from this Desktop location though, only on your actual deskop hopefully.

If not, then you might see if you may be able to use the free program Unlocker to remove them from your desktop.
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26 Jul 2012   #7
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 

Unlocker did not work. Don't know really what to do now.
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26 Jul 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Do they go away, or able to be deleted, if you change your network back to Public as a test?
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26 Jul 2012   #9
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 

That did not work either Brink. Wish I knew the registry well,Has to be some keys to delete.
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26 Jul 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Go ahead and use the Find and Find Next feature in regedit to search for {5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}. Next, post screenshots of each location found showing all of it to see if we may be able to find the culprit.
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