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Windows 7: Can't delete Icon on desktop

08 Feb 2010   #11
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 

The reg location did not reveal any icons just items like recycle bin?


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08 Feb 2010   #12
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Can i know what type of file/icon are you trying to delete? If possible, a screenshot of it? Is it associated with any programs? Did any of the above methods worked out for you?
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08 Feb 2010   #13
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badspell68 View Post
The reg location did not reveal any icons just items like recycle bin?
Code:
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.
Did you go through all the GUID folders and find the icon by name?
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08 Feb 2010   #14
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 

Cant get a clear screenshot as the name is too long but here it is and the full name is "[Torrentsworld.net] - Pepe Romero-Boccherini Guitar Quintets(2CD)-Philips.torrent "


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08 Feb 2010   #15
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 

Notice how the icon is blank..this happened on the first delete before it re-appeared.
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08 Feb 2010   #16
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, went through all the GUID folders.
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08 Feb 2010   #17
WindowsStar

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

If I read your post to a link correctly you need to delete a torrent file that is named in such a way that Windows 64bit cannot delete it but Windows 32bit can? Or is it more that Windows XP can delete it and Windows 7 cannot.

You can delete the desktop file/icon by opening the Command Prompt.
You will need to change "file name" with the first part of your file name.

With the Command Prompt open navigating to the desktop.

cd %USERPROFILE%\desktop
attrib -r -s -h "file name"*.*
del "file name"*.*

That should delete your desktop icon.
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08 Feb 2010   #18
WindowsStar

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

Ok change my above post to:

cd %USERPROFILE%\desktop
attrib -r -s -h "[torrents"*.*
del "[torrents"*.*
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08 Feb 2010   #19
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 

This just worked, but unfortunately I deleted everything else on my desktop

From a command prompt and after navigating to the desktop folder I typed del *.tor then hit "Y" for yes when asked. Would you happen to know where all the deleted files went?
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08 Feb 2010   #20
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badspell68 View Post
This just worked, but unfortunately I deleted everything else on my desktop

From a command prompt and after navigating to the desktop folder I typed del *.tor then hit "Y" for yes when asked. Would you happen to know where all the deleted files went?
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