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Windows 7: Cannot find Chinese icon in My Computer so I can delete it.

02 Nov 2013   #1
bbqbrisket

windows 7 64 Pro
 
 
Cannot find Chinese icon in My Computer so I can delete it.

I have this hanging icon listed in catagory "Other" in MY COMPUTER. It' labeled in Chinese letters so I have no idea what it is even though I suspect it is from a USB driver card that was installed.
Anyway, it's not needed and I cannot figure out how to remove the icon.
I have seen suggestions as follows:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\......... ....]
but the Chinese letters don't show up when I search there.
Any ideas how I can find this and remove it?

thanks for the help.


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02 Nov 2013   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

By "icon" do you mean a shortcut? If so, try right clicking the mouse, then click Properties. See what is in the Target line.
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02 Nov 2013   #3
bbqbrisket

windows 7 64 Pro
 
 

NO, it's not a short cut.
My options are "open" ('application cannot be found") or "create a short cut"
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02 Nov 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

post a screen shot of the icon with the text
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02 Nov 2013   #5
bbqbrisket

windows 7 64 Pro
 
 
OK

here ya go!


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02 Nov 2013   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If it's shown in Computer then the system thinks it's a storage. Chances are it's from a USB key that got removed. The "Chinese" letters may just be Unicode. Explorer has a lot of old code that likes ANSI.

I would install Unlocker and try right clicking to remove it.
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02 Nov 2013   #7
bbqbrisket

windows 7 64 Pro
 
 

Ok,,,I download Unlocker and went to COMPUTER, found the chineese icon, clicked on it and 1000's of entries came listed of what seems like almost every program on my PC.
How do I go about finding it?
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02 Nov 2013   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Possibly a threat? Have you scanned with your antivirus and antispyware programs?
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02 Nov 2013   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bbqbrisket View Post
Ok,,,I download Unlocker and went to COMPUTER, found the chineese icon, clicked on it and 1000's of entries came listed of what seems like almost every program on my PC.
How do I go about finding it?
It sounds like it's a "shadow" of another icon. Like it could be a messed up duplicate of drive C. Do you have a Restore Point from before the problem? It's likely something messed up in the Registry. But a registry fixer might mess up your system even more. A restore point would likely be safer.
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02 Nov 2013   #10
bbqbrisket

windows 7 64 Pro
 
 

Response 1: It's not a threat; just an annoyance.
Response 2: If I roll back to an earlier restore, I will get more than just "this" annoyance.
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