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Windows 7: Can't get rid of an icon

08 May 2010   #1
blockie

 
Can't get rid of an icon

I try to delete an icon on my desktop that I no longer need an it won't go away because the program it is a shortcut to is no longer there. It is merely an icon why can't I delete it?


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08 May 2010   #2
s31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

restart your pc then try again
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08 May 2010   #3
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blockie View Post
I try to delete an icon on my desktop that I no longer need an it won't go away because the program it is a shortcut to is no longer there. It is merely an icon why can't I delete it?
If you cant delete it normally (whats its name and properties), try rebooting into safe mode and doing it there.



Let us know if that doesnt work

Ken
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08 May 2010   #4
blockie

 

The reboot worked.
Thanx.
Bill
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08 May 2010   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blockie View Post
The reboot worked.
Thanx.
Bill

Anytime. I hate those little annoying things.
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