Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: cannot remove automaticdestinations folder from desktop

20 Apr 2012   #1
pantera25

windows 7 home premium
 
 
cannot remove automaticdestinations folder from desktop

hi, i have two folders on my desktop which can't be removed .one is the automaticdestinations folder other is the customdestinations folder on my desktop. i know it has something to do with the jumplists in win7 but don't know how to get rid of it.also all my recently opened files keep popping up on my desktop. . any help will be deeply appreciated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Apr 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

These folders are normal but you shouldn't be seeing them, especially not on the desktop.
Have they been there since the computer was formatted? or did they appear later, possibly after installing a piece of software?

It would seem your 'jump list' has issues.
Sadly this is not something I have a lot of information on hand about.
While I'm quite certain the solution involves the .

If you find this folder
%appdata%\microsoft\windows\recent\automaticdestinations

and open the *.automaticdestinations-ms files with notepad you should be able to at least identify the program responsible.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2012   #3
pantera25

windows 7 home premium
 
 

yes this happened after installing a mini theme(which i have removed now) . . and yes i have tried the %appdata%\microsoft\windows\recent\automaticdestinations method . . problem is there is no recent folder in that location or any other location. .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Apr 2012   #4
pantera25

windows 7 home premium
 
 

ok problem solved check out tutorial by brink on recent items on off
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 cannot remove automaticdestinations folder from desktop




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to remove user folder from desktop
Can anyone tell me how to remove the user folder entry from the desktop by editing the registry? I'm creating a base image and want to remove this entry using group policy preferences.
General Discussion
BSOD During Registry Search to Remove Reference To Desktop Folder
Hello Friend. In an effort to remove a desktop folder that will not go-away using "Delete," I tried to find its reference "...\Desktop\Forms" within the registry, using RegmagiK 64bit. During the search process, I received a BSOD PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA . On my limited analysis, minidump...
BSOD Help and Support
Remove System Folder Desktop Items
Hi, How can I remove or hide these icons? I am tired of skimming through them when I am selecting a file from the desktop. They serve no purpose other than to take up space and slow me down. Rand Marks
Customization
User Folder - Add or Remove from Desktop Context Menu
How to Add or Remove "User Folder" from Desktop Context Menu in Windows This will show you how to add or remove User Folder from the desktop right click context menu for all users on the computer in Windows 7 and Windows 8. This will only open the user profile folder of the user that is...
Tutorials
Remove folder from desktop background directory
I right-clicked a JPG photo file and then accidently selected "Set as desktop background". The entire folder containing many other pics was also moved to the "Desktop Background Directory" and I can't delete the pic files or the folder. Is it possible to remove this unwanted folder from the...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:42.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App