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Windows 7: Re-Appearing Icons ?

02 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Re-Appearing Icons ?


Not at all sure that this is truly a W7 related problem, but thought I'd ask anyway.
Sure is weird, though.

Have never bothered with .wav files before, but tried to download a few of them that had some radio stuff recorded on them.

I started the download, then quit, as they said it needed another 30 minutes for the download.
I guess .wav files are, or can be, really big.

Anyway, a few of these files that I terminated (while the download was going) have left icons on the desktop. If I click on them, Windows says it cannot open them up.
Fine, no problem. I don't want them anymore.

So, I put them in the Recycle Bin, empty the Recycle bin.
The Trash is now empty, as one would expect. Nothing in it.

But, upon re-starting the PC the next time, they re-appear on the Desktop.

Not when the PC is first turned on and the Desktop appears, but when I click to open up Google/Firefox. Then they come back to the Desktop.
What's going on, please ?

Is there some program that continually is trying to download them
(even after a restart)? Doesn't appear likely, I think.

So, what's happening ?
How do I delete these icons (and I guess a small downloaded portion before I quit the download), for good ?

Any thoughts would be most appreciated.


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02 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 X64 Bit

Can you right click the icon and open file location??,try delete the icon then delete the file from location,dont delete the file then the icon or "file not found" may appear, just an idea
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