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Windows 7: Can't delete Icon on desktop

08 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can't delete Icon on desktop

Win 7 64

I have an icon on the desktop that will not delete ( It was preveusly deleted then reapeard on the desktop). When I attempt to delete the message I receve is "could not find this item, this is no longer in - (items location listed)"

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08 Feb 2010   #2
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

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08 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Log off and back on, is it still there?
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08 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Tried logging off and restarting.
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08 Feb 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Have u tried File Assassin or Unlocker to delete the icon?

Malwarebytes.org

http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/
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08 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Tried everything from that post and still no luck. Whenever you attempt to do anything to the file it lists as a file that can't be found.
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08 Feb 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hi badspell68, did you try any of my suggestions above?
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08 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Tried everything and still no luck...Ugh!
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08 Feb 2010   #9

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Ok, here's a few methods to delete the icons. Let me know if any worked for you?

1. Refresh the desktop and see if you can now delete them.


2. Boot in safe mode and try deleting them.


3. Go to the desktop folder/s and try deleting from there. The typical path is C:\Users\UserName\Desktop or C:\Users\Public\Desktop.

4. Use freeware Delete Doctor utility to lock and delete them on reboot.

5. If they are leftover icons after un-installing a program, install the program again, delete the desktop icons and then uninstall the program.

6. Open Regedit and navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace
Double click on NameSpace and check inside each of the GUID folders. If you are able to identify the icon by name, delete it. This is esp useful for deleting some un-deletable system icons.

7. Open cmd, use syntax RD /S /Q “pathname” where:
/S : Delete all files and subfolders in addition to the folder itself. Use this to remove an entire folder tree.
/Q : Quiet – do not display YN confirmation
Use these keys depending on your need.
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08 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Here is a post with exactly the same problem I am facing. The poster was able to find and delete the file in 32bit Win 7 but not 64. He used lockhunter, but was not successful in Win 64. Everything I do is without success as the file is reported as not there.

"These problem files only come when getting torrent files (trackers), which I think originate from torrenstworld.net site.
Btw, using the command prompt (even booting in Safe Mode or administrator mode) as I have seen someone suggest does not work ... it's the first action I tried by myself without any reference whatsoever (as I have intermediate knowledge of [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]PCs[/COLOR][/COLOR], commands and processes; you can say I'm IT-savvy) when the problem first cropped up"
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