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Windows 7: HOW TO: How to change icon properties/Folder path

25 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional
HOW TO: How to change icon properties/Folder path

Hey folks!

On my desktop (Windows 7 Professional), I continue to have this program icon that always reappears on my desktop. I can move it and delete it via recycle bin, but whenever I put the computer to sleep and wake it back up or reboot it, the icon reappears on the desktop, forcing me to delete it again. It's gotten to the point where it's a huge pain. Here are a few screenshots.

The first one, shows my desktop with the placement of the icon. It comes back here no matter what I do, each time I log on. The 2nd and 3rd screenshots show the folder path and the location of the icon. Notice, how it shows my name and then desktop. I figure this is the reason behind it continuing to show up on my desktop. All I want to do is change the location and folder path, so it doesn't keep showing up. Please help!

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25 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

My Avast, when a certain function is turned on [something to do with having a secure place on the hard-drive similar to IdentityGuard's sandbox-like browser], it always always placed that particular icon on the desktop, without fail. You just might have some similar setting or built-in setting in that program you displayed.
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25 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

You're screen shots did not make it.
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