Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: remove "recent locations" from desktop

15 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
remove "recent locations" from desktop

hi all,

for some strange reason i added some sort of shortcut from "recent locations" on my desktop.. only it isn't a normall shortcut,
more somthing like the Trashcan and My Computer kind of shortcut, because i cant just remove it by right click remove of just selecting and hit Delete

the only options given when right mouse click are:
- open
- erase list of recent items
- create shortcut

so i have no idea how to get this of my desktop..

hope someone can help..

kind regards

mike

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mike, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if it will let you drag and drop it into the Recycle Bin to delete it.

If not, then post a screenshot of regedit at these locations with all of the right pane showing. I'll see if something is in there that may be responsible.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer \HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu

and

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer \HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You should be able to open the start menu, find the same folder, and right click. Then UNCHECK show on desktop.

~Lordbob
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


15 Oct 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you David. I forgot about that option with working in Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Thank you David. I forgot about that option with working in Windows 7.
No prob. I always forget the obvious first too.

~Lordbob
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

hmmm i cant find the "recent locations" in my start menu..
also dragging it in to the Recycle bin did not work
im on a other windows 7 PC right now, when i get home ill try the register feature.

thx for your help so far
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Mikey,

Go ahead and post the screenshots from the registry locations from my post above. I'll take a look to see if I can spot a possible culprit there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Classic:


new start panel:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Mikey,

Nothing in those registry locations but the default values. Could you post a screenshot of this shortcut on the desktop to see if it may help ID what it may be from.

I checked in the Start Menu as David posted above, but I have no option to uncheck for "Recent Locations" or "Recent Items".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I had a similar problem with a file that I could not delete. I tried everything; finally I dragged it out of its present location (in your case desktop) and put it in another (my documents); I was then able to delete it. May not work for you, but there are no charges for trying.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 remove "recent locations" from desktop





Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:34 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33