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Windows 7: HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

13 Dec 2009   #20
Lynda

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

OK. Thank you again for your help


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13 Dec 2009   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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04 Feb 2010   #22
corduroy33

cogeco
 
 

cool it worked, not sure why lynda had problems, worked right away for me using winrar right click on reg file then merge at destop, thanks a lot blink
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04 Feb 2010   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Corduroy.
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02 Apr 2010   #24
Paultx

Windows 7
 
 

The HomeGroup icon appeared on my desktop in a somewhat scary way: after I ran Rootkit Revealer (which BTW didn't run well, as reported here). I can't determine a cause-effect relationship here. The icon has never been there before. AAMOF, if I ever wanted to put it there on purpose I wouldn't know how...
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02 Apr 2010   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Paul,

Did you create or join a Homegroup recently, or installed one of these all in one utility programs that may have had an option to add this that was mistakenly enabled?
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03 Apr 2010   #26
Paultx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Paul,

Did you create or join a Homegroup recently, or installed one of these all in one utility programs that may have had an option to add this that was mistakenly enabled?
None of the above, but I have TuneUp Utilities 2010 installed since January and never found any way I could add that icon with it. The .reg file provided here removed the icon from the desktop. I remember I created a home group some months ago, but the icon didn't show then.
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03 Apr 2010   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not sure why it apeared out of the blue like that, but I'm glad you were able to get rid of it.
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26 May 2010   #28
daaniieelelle

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hee, thank you so much for this tutorial! The icon really began to annoy me, especially because it always showed up in the left bottom of the screen while I had put it more up to fit it right with other icons! I suppose the removal tool only removed the icon and not particular important data or the functions of the HomeGroup?
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26 May 2010   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Danielle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No, it only removes the icon and not any of the Homegroup features or functions.
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