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Windows 7: Deleting Icons from Taskbar?

14 Feb 2010   #1
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Deleting Icons from Taskbar?

I've got an (blank) icon left on my Taskbar from an app that I uninstalled that won't go away. (No right-click options, etc.)
How can I delete it?


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14 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Download and use Ccleaner, get rid of all the remnants.

http://www.ccleaner.com/

Also, right now try to boot the computer, it may be gone.
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14 Feb 2010   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Imacken,

You might see if restarting the computer may help if it's just a ghost shortcut.

If not, then look in the hidden system folder below to if it's in there. If so, delete it and restart the computer to see if that can remove it for you.

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

If it still will not, the reinstall the program, unpin it from the taskbar, and uninstall the program.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Feb 2010   #4
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks guys. Incredibly helpful as always.
Well, I've used CCleaner for years, never occurred to me that might solve it. So I ran that and rebooted. Icon is now gone. Don't know if it was CC or just the reboot, but either way, thanks again.
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14 Feb 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thanks for letting us know. The way I have helped you; others have been helped by you. Take care and enjoy. I had hoped that the boot and ccleaner would do the job or it would have been necessary to use more potent weapons.

Take care, my friend.
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