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Windows 7: Auto created Homegroup icon on desktop

18 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Auto created Homegroup icon on desktop

Hello All !

I have been worried sick that someone hacked my computer, till someone said that home group icons can be automatically created.

The problem i am having is that when i login my computer, there is a home group icon created on my desktop. I go in its options and leave home group, when i restart my computer its there again. My home have no other computers and its gets created on desktop even when my internet is off. Can anyone please guide me to right direction.

Much obliged.


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18 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Amber, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to get rid of this "HomeGroup" desktop icon for you.

HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Amber, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to get rid of this "HomeGroup" desktop icon for you.

HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thank you Shawn, i am trying to do this, lets hope it does help me, but my question also was, can they really be automatically created?, because i am using windows 7 from last few months and it never appeared on my desktop before
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19 Sep 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry. Yes, sometimes the HomeGroup desktop icon can automatically be created/turned on for some odd reason, but I'm not exactly sure what causes it to do so though.
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