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Windows 7: Delete message from desktop

24 Jan 2016   #11
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
folder view

Hi Louise,

Please go to control Panel >> Folders Options >> View >> put the blue dot in Show hidden folders.>> APPLY
>> OK.

Then navigate to your user folder and you should find it there. Right click on it >> delete.

Remember to reverse the blue dot option after.

Roy




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24 Jan 2016   #12
hlouise

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Roy, I went to control panel, view, show hidden files, apply, OK - I do not see "User Folder" so cannot right click and delete. What am I missing?
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24 Jan 2016   #13
hlouise

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I am getting more confused and I am confusing everyone who is trying to help me. Sorry - I am a senior. Anyway after I clicked on "Show hidden folders" I did a search and finally 2015_12_13 came up. It is a short cut that refers to this folder that has been changed or moved, so will no longer work. The popup asks "should I delete this short cut"? If I delete the short cut do you think the message will be gone? The message is not on my desktop, the monitor goes black and the message shows up and I have to left click to get back to what I was doing.

What should I do? If I have to I will just learn to live with the message! I
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24 Jan 2016   #14
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

If the File/Folder has been deleted then the short cut is just a left over and can be deleted.

I would suggest you follow this tutorial and run a "System File Check"
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24 Jan 2016   #15
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
how to get there

Hi Louise,
you get to it via, see Top line in screenshot.

Roy


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25 Jan 2016   #16
hlouise

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

After an hour this a.m. I finally found the command prompt to do a System File Check. Typed in sfc... and got the message you must be an administrator to use. I am the only user of this computer and have been since I bought it. Why am I not the administrator?
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25 Jan 2016   #17
hlouise

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I found out how to change my name to Administrator, now I have to log in with my password when I boot up! For the time being I am going to just live with the problem. I have spent many hours working on it and taking up so much of your time trying to help me. Thank you for all the replies, really appreciate it. I just don't know enough to complete all the steps - afraid I will make it worse. I may try again in a few days.

Louise
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25 Jan 2016   #18
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

This is my text from another post.

Go to Windows start and in the search type cmd
You will see cmd.exe appear up top, right click on cmd.exe and left click "run as administrator"
In the window that opens type sfc /scannow then enter.
Note that there is a space between c /.
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25 Jan 2016   #19
hlouise

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

MeOnMine, I followed your instructions, finally able to do a system file check, but no problems showed up. I am back to zero for solving this. Looks like I will have to live with it. Computer problems should not be this complicated. Thank you for responding.

Louise
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26 Jan 2016   #20
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Louise, I still feel that the path I was on before may hold some merit.
Please go to your desktop and right click anywhere and left click Personalize.
Left click on screen saver and use the drop down menu to select None.
Apply etc
Now that we have turned off screen saver lets see what happens.
This will show us if it is or is not the screen saver causing the issue.

Wayne
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