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Windows 7: Non-Existent Icon Stuck on Desktop - Can't Delete

19 May 2010   #11
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

This will keep you busy for quite a while. I expect good news tomorrow.

Can't delete Icon on desktop


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20 May 2010   #12
flowingfire

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Okay, I got it! Thanks for that thread-link.

In the command prompt, I entered each of the following lines, as recommended in that thread:
Quote:
cd %USERPROFILE%\desktop
attrib -r -s -h "[torrent"*.*
del "[torrent"*.*


That said, because the guy in the other thread accidentally, through this process, deleted all the desktop icons on his desktop, I moved everything to a folder. Then, I deleted it.

It worked!

WoOOOO!


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20 May 2010   #13
richc46

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I am really glad. So much satifaction when an idea works. Take care my friend.
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20 May 2010   #14
flowingfire

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks a bunch for all the help, Richard! <HUGZ!>
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20 May 2010   #15
richc46

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You are very welcome.
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20 May 2010   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Just do a system restore and the file will be gone.
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21 May 2010   #17
richc46

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TY for your kind words and rep. I am really glad that I was able to help.
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22 Aug 2010   #18
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

I had a similar problem with a remaining Network Magic desktop icon. Here's what did the trick for me:

I deleted...[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{C55C499D-3518-44a1-998E-796AC5FC989D}]
@="NetworkMagic

So maybe you could check your reg files for the offender?
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