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Windows 7: Desktop icon won't leave!


07 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Desktop icon won't leave!

Hi all,

For 2 days now i have noticed something strange within Windows 7 Ultimate 64.

If i try to delete any type of file from my desktop the icon wont dissapear unless i refresh the desktop.

What i mean is, if i drag or right click a file (picture, folder or film etc) and select delete, the file goes to the recycle bin no problem, but it appears to stay on the desktop too. It is definately in the bin also, if i select the file once in the bin it wont open because windows tells me it doesnt exsist so why is the icon left behind ? its anoying to have to refresh to see it dissapear.

Also emptying the bin of the file doesnt make a difference either. Icon remains.

I have ran a virus check, spyware, malware etc... PC is as clean as a whistle.

Reboot dont make a difference either.

Any ideas as to what is causing this minor problem.

Many thanks for reading,

Kindest regards,

Vale.

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07 Apr 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Do you have the problem if you drag to the recycle bin and also when you just delete? Refreshing to complete a delete is a rather frequent situation.

This link shows that many have used refresh, as a solution, when icons do not delete. I do not think that this is a problem. It is an accepted behavior of the OS.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...a-a89dc3783dd8
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07 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply ;p

If i drag and drop or delete from a right click the icon stays on the desktop even though the file has gone to the bin ?

Only started happening a couple of days ago. PC hasnt changed to my knowledge ?
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07 Apr 2010   #4

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

This happens to me every once in a while to, it's nothing to worry about, and somehow it went away after a while. I'd just ignore it for now. If you really need to see what is on your desktop you can always navigate to it via Explorer.
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07 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks peeps, i know it aint a problem but it is a bug ! (maybe not a virus type) all the same, it is anoying and it shouldnt happen... what causes it do you think ? i cant find a solution
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07 Apr 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vale View Post
Thanks peeps, i know it aint a problem but it is a bug ! (maybe not a virus type) all the same, it is anoying and it shouldnt happen... what causes it do you think ? i cant find a solution
If it were my computer I would forget about it. If you want to try and correct it try a system restore from before the situation.
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14 Oct 2010   #7

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Desktop icon won't leave!

I agree with you, Vale, in that this should not be a happening. I have been using microsoft since 1997, through all the versions, and now I'm told that every time I delete something I have to refresh the desktop! This also happens when I move a doc/ppt/excel to a folder anywhere. The document goes into the folder, but the icon is still on the desktop and I have to refresh to get rid of it! In the work that I do, I am moving folders and documents off and on the desktop all of the time. What a pain to have to refresh the desktop every time! If it is such a common problem, why have I not run across it until now?
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14 Oct 2010   #8

 
 

i get this happening randomly, but a restart always restores things back to normal behaviour for me.
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