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Windows 7: Random shortcuts popping up

30 Jul 2013   #1
Meolli

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Random shortcuts popping up

Hello! I hope this is the right place to post this. I'm new to Windows 7 I just installed it a few days ago so I don't know much about it. My problem is that random shortcuts keep popping up in my start menu like in the shortcut like in the screenshot and I'm not even sure what they are from or why the keep appearing. They keep showing up on the desktop and my documents and.. well basically everywhere else too.

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30 Jul 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Tick on the Start Orb. In a empty spot on the right side right tick and select properties. You should get this. Notice no check marks.

Recent Items - Turn On or Off

Recent Programs - Turn On or Off

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30 Jul 2013   #3
Meolli

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you! I hope they won't show up anymore, as for those that are already there do I have to delete them one by one?
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30 Jul 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would shut down the computer and do a restart first. Then check and see if they are still there. If so you decide if you want them or not and delete the ones you don't want.
What I think was happening; every thing you opened was added to the start menu and shutting down and starting will remove such things.
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30 Jul 2013   #5
Meolli

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They didn't disappear so I deleted them myself but they're starting to show up again....
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30 Jul 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please go back to post #2. Our friend Brink has added some Tutorial that should be very helpful.
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30 Jul 2013   #7
Meolli

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The recent items doesn't seem to be the problem as it does not show up with a yellow folder but with a normal icon, also when I right clicked on them it told me that they come from a folder called ProgramData not the recent items one, that one being empty.
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31 Jul 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Are things still the same as in the picture in your post #1?
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31 Jul 2013   #9
Meolli

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes and like I said things like that also show up on my desktop not only the start menu. Also I'm sorry for the late reply!
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31 Jul 2013   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

ci files being there is very strange to me; along with some others.
Please use this Tutorial and post back.

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