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Windows 7: Strange Icon that had no properties and cant be deleted??

14 Jul 2010   #1

Window 7 x64
 
 
Strange Icon that had no properties and cant be deleted??

Can Anyone help out on how to get rid of this thing? Can't left click it , right click or do anything with it, How it got there, I have no idea.......


Thanks!
Magoo



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14 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Right click the white area in the directory, click view, click details.

Re-post a screenshot of what it lists.

If still nothing at all, go to Start and type cmd.

It should default to that directory, so type "dir" and hit enter.

It will list all of the files and folders in that directory. Post a screenshot of that also please.
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14 Jul 2010   #3

Window 7 x64
 
 

That's the funny thing, you can't right click it, if you do you get no menu or anything, you can't even drag it out of there, its just blank and stuck and have no clue where it came from. Machine is Virus/spyware clean


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14 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No, no. Don't right click the FILE, right click the white space beneath all of the files

Also, try a quick reboot.

P.S. thanks for the cmd screenie, now I am more confused LOL
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14 Jul 2010   #5

Window 7 x64
 
 

Tried a reboot, Did as you said here's your pic


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14 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Click Organize > Folder and Search options > View Tab

Check to see if you are showing hidden files or not, if so, choose do NOT show hidden files

One more screenshot please, can you hover your mouse over the file to show the same info as the desktop folder in your previous screenshot?
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14 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You may try safe mode, try modifying the file there. May or may not work, I do not know.
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14 Jul 2010   #8

Window 7 x64
 
 

Not showing hidden files, Heres your screenshot, Doesnt show much........ Mouse was hovering right over the file and nada no info at all. Maybe something in the registry?


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14 Jul 2010   #9

Window 7 x64
 
 

Tried safemode (Minimal) still there, and can't be deleted, This is one weird file, icon , whatever you wanna call it.

Halp!
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14 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Do you know how this icon first appeared?
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