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Windows 7: Networking icon

28 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Networking icon


No biggie but i have somehow got this networking icon (3 green balls surrounding 1 blue ball) on my desktop. I cant delete or drag it to anywhere else. It doesn't bother me that much but Id like to be rid of it. Windows 7


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29 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Try this and see if that's it.

Right click a blank area on the desktop> Personalize> Upper left Change desktop icons

See if the Network icon is what you are seeing.

Name:  Desktop.jpg
Views: 7
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If so, untick it and Apply and OK your way out. All my icons are custom, so I'm unsure if it is what you are seeing. If not, post a screenshot:

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Right click on the icon and choose properties, post a screenshot of that as well.

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29 Jul 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello ScoobyDog,

It sounds like you may have the HomeGroup desktop icon like below instead, but it's three blue balls around a green ball instead though. If so, you might see if the tutorial below may be able to remove it for you.

HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

Name:  HomeGroup.png
Views: 26
Size:  10.3 KB

Hope this helps,

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