This is probably a really dumb question, but I have spent hours on this problem. I suspect it has to do with privileges, but I can't seem to find the relevant information! The problem is on my wife's desktop (Windows 7 32-bit) - for some strange reason, desktop icons referring to installed stuff work fine, but her desktop icons which refer to network URLs can't be deleted, nor can we see their properties - but they can be moved! Her desktop is part of a homegroup with mine - and I can delete her icons and see their properties from my computer. I realize this is probably some dumb security setup problem, but I can't seem to find the right settings to fix it! I believe she has Administrator privileges on her computer, but this doesn't seem to be enough! Any help would be much appreciated!