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Windows 7: Icon on Desktop Won't Delete

10 Dec 2015   #1
GojiraJune

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Icon on Desktop Won't Delete

I downloaded a video around a month ago and soon deleted it. My desktop seemed to have saved some incomplete back-up file data and I tried to delete it but since I had already deleted the video, it just tells me that the file doesn't exist. Now I have a blank icon on my desktop that I can't delete because the file data it had doesn't exist anymore. How exactly do I solve this problem?


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10 Dec 2015   #2
Taplice

windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

See this post, he has same problem with you, it may helps Can't delete Icon on desktop
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10 Dec 2015   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GojiraJune View Post
I downloaded a video around a month ago and soon deleted it. My desktop seemed to have saved some incomplete back-up file data and I tried to delete it but since I had already deleted the video, it just tells me that the file doesn't exist. Now I have a blank icon on my desktop that I can't delete because the file data it had doesn't exist anymore. How exactly do I solve this problem?
Was this a torrent download? Did you resolve the malware problem you clearly had in your previous post?
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27 Feb 2016   #4
Massius

32 W10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GojiraJune View Post
I downloaded a video around a month ago and soon deleted it. My desktop seemed to have saved some incomplete back-up file data and I tried to delete it but since I had already deleted the video, it just tells me that the file doesn't exist. Now I have a blank icon on my desktop that I can't delete because the file data it had doesn't exist anymore. How exactly do I solve this problem?
I have the exact same problem. I even tried redownloading the problem file but I still can't delete it from my desktop.
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27 Feb 2016   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Please post your query in the Windows 10 Forum here Windows 10 Forums
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28 Feb 2016   #6
chuckhig

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016..free will fix it. Had lots of trouble ... same as you..fixed it first with a batch file. Next used elevated command prompt with the help of others and still get this problem. I searched and found what works for me. Try it and let me know if it still works. I only use the software to "right click" and destroy non-existant file...nothing else,so I cannot speak to any other feature. Hope this helps you.
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