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Windows 7: Can't get Icon off desktop.

23 Jun 2010   #1
kf9vh

windows 7
 
 
Can't get Icon off desktop.

Ok I went to start > programs> right clicked on IE (32bit)> send short cut to desktop. It put a short cut but not to IE, it is all the things in start up. I right clicked on the icon and hit remove and it will not remove it. Any ideas on how to get it off? Thanks


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23 Jun 2010   #2
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

do you get an error message when you right click and choose delete?
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23 Jun 2010   #3
kf9vh

windows 7
 
 
It says......

This is no longer located in "c:\users\mmb\desktop". Verify the items location and try again. I should have bought a MAC. LOL
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23 Jun 2010   #4
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

It seems like it thinks it's already gone. I hate to sound like Dell tech support, but have you rebooted the machine to see if it can get back in sync with itself? If so, you might want to boot into safe mode and try removing it.
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23 Jun 2010   #5
kf9vh

windows 7
 
 
DUH

Thanks. I rebooted and was able to delete the icon.
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23 Jun 2010   #6
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

LOL.. Yeah, I have a mac, and I havent looked back since..... But still gotta use and support those windows boxes.... At least Bill Gates keeps me in a job.
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