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Windows 7: Need serious help deleting some icons PLS!

29 Dec 2010   #1
edilee012

Win7 64
 
 
Need serious help deleting some icons PLS!

I unzipped a file to the desktop a while back by accident instead of a folder and somewhere in the process of deleting them and doing it to a folder I have these left over. What I did was I decided not to use the program/files I unzipped and deleted them and these were left lingering and I tried to delete them afterwards but the file names had a "." added to them at some point which I did not do. Here are the icons I am referring to.

Need serious help deleting some icons PLS!-capture1.jpg

This is the properties of one of the files (all are the same except name).

Need serious help deleting some icons PLS!-capture2.jpg

This is the message I get when trying to delete them.

Need serious help deleting some icons PLS!-capture3.jpg

My system says these files DO NOT exist but yet they are there on my desktop. I have also tried changing them to hidden files but I yet again get the message they do not exist. I cannot rename them either and to sum it up and can't do anything but move them around on my desktop. I just tried Unlocker and Delete Dr. and neither removed them (Unlocker does not work with 7 evidently so it did nothing and DD said they would be removed upon reboot but they remain).

Please throw some ideas my way because they 3 files are pissing me off and the only solution I can see is a total reformat of 7 just to get rid of these (I bet they would still be there on the fresh install LOL!!)




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29 Dec 2010   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

This worked for me before but no guarantee.
Right click an open area of desktop scroll down to New. In the curtain click Folder. This will make a folder on desktop labeled New Folder.
Drag and drop the icons into the new folder. Right click the folder and then click Delete.

The Icons went with the folder delete when I used this before but not a guarantee.

If it doesn't work I'm sure someone will find a better idea for you.
Mike
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29 Dec 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look at post #12 in this thread: Non-Existent Icon Stuck on Desktop - Can't Delete
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29 Dec 2010   #4
edilee012

Win7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Have a look at post #12 in this thread: Non-Existent Icon Stuck on Desktop - Can't Delete
Followed something in this thread along the lines of doing the "attrib...." and "del" thing from the command prompt and it did it! Thanks! I tried something similar to this before and had no luck.
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29 Dec 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edilee012 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Have a look at post #12 in this thread: Non-Existent Icon Stuck on Desktop - Can't Delete
Followed something in this thread along the lines of doing the "attrib...." and "del" thing from the command prompt and it did it! Thanks! I tried something similar to this before and had no luck.
I am glad you got rid of the buggers.
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