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Click "Full Control", then ok out completely. Should be able to delete it then. 4 people like this Share this post Link to post carlhnz    1 Member 1 3 posts Posted It does not even have a file extension, and the system cannot recognize it to delete it. i get a "item not found" window - says the item "is no longer there...." so it can't be deleted?! Sign In Sign Up All Content All Content This Topic This Forum Advanced Search Forums Activity All Activity Unread Content Search My Activity Streams Calendar More More Home Evernote Products Evernote Source

I'm trying to delete the shortcut icon from my desktop, but it won't disappear! I've tried dragging it to the trash, but it pops back without any error message.I've tried hitting "Delete" Confirm your account is added to the group. in order to get rid of them you have to first reinstall the program, delete the icon and thennn uninstalll it.  God why was vista ever ceated, Saturday, January 05, 2008 thx, Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - It's not difficult to make a Ubuntu disc. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/cannot-delete-icons-or-folders-on-windows-desktop

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Expand Local Users and Groups then click on Groups. Thank you for your sage advice. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Answer Probably a Dumb newbie question by itsdigger / February 3, 2014 1:00 AM PST In reply to: Can't remove shortcut?! The typical path is C:\Users\UserName\Desktop or C:\Users\Public\Desktop. 4.

by James Denison / February 3, 2014 1:32 PM PST In reply to: no! Use freeware Delete Doctor utility to lock and delete the files on reboot. by wpgwpg / February 3, 2014 12:03 AM PST In reply to: windows 7, home premium Have you tried dragging the shortcut to the recycle bin? How To Remove Icons From Desktop That Won't Delete Hi Philrr , Welcome to HTG , Try renaming the icon then deleting it.

Share this post Link to post steelblue330i    0 Member 0 1 post Posted March 19, 2015 darklordxnew's fix worked--thanks!  Also worked for Mindjet Mindmanager icon that behaved the same way, Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (1) Collapse - Short cut by pgc3 / February 5, 2014 10:55 PM PST In reply to: Not there! I've tried renaming them, dragging them to another folder then deleting that, and several other means of deleting but I can't do anything with them at all. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/can-t-remove-shortcut-612156/ Navigate to the "processes" tab and 'end' the process "explorer.exe". 4.

Marked as answer by Alexander SklarEditor Saturday, February 21, 2009 9:02 AM Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:02 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote  Thanks, Euan.  That worked when Can't Delete File From Desktop Windows 10 i appreciated all the replies though! I can't remember the solution though from that time. Sign in here.

  • Click on the Security tab.
  • Click "new task" - type "explorer.exe" - then hit ok. 6.
  • Share this post Link to post darklordxnew    4 Member 4 1 post Posted April 11, 2014 Hey...found the fix.
  • Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (1) Collapse - windows 7, home premium by bill0224 / February 2, 2014 11:49 PM PST In reply to: Where is this shortcut located?
  • by bill0224 / June 28, 2014 12:37 PM PDT In reply to: Any solution found?
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  • Select "Edit" under the list of Group or Usernames.
  • IF it is in NONE of those locations it would almost certainly be in the registry but caution is advised if you go there to try to do a removal, things

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Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top Philrr Posts: 4 This post has been reported. share|improve this answer answered May 17 '15 at 15:07 Johnna 111 add a comment| Your Answer draft saved draft discarded Sign up or log in Sign up using Google Sign How To Delete Shortcuts On Desktop Without Admin Computer Help forum About This ForumCNET's forum on computer help is the best source for finding the solutions to your computer problems. Can't Delete Shortcut From Desktop Windows 10 I always wondered why folk pass on solutions I've used over the years.

I have had this work with files that I was unable to manually delete before, but occasionally it still would not work. this contact form Some years back people were having problems when they put a shortcut on their desktop which actually was a URL to a webpage. In that case the issue might be able to be fixed by changing the file permissions, as Tech1337 says. Delete did not work (either from desktop, either from C:\Users\Public\Desktop).For some reason, when I right clicked and deleted as an admin it worked. Can't Delete Icons From Desktop Windows 10

Right click, hitting delete, hitting shift-delete... Share this post Link to post Kropell    0 Member 0 6 posts Posted May 20, 2014 Great - finally gone from my desktop too. Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement cnet Reviews All Reviews Audio Cameras Laptops Phones Roadshow Smart Home Tablets TVs News All News Apple Crave Internet Microsoft Mobile have a peek here If you are able to identify the icon by name, delete it.

Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top gedstar Posts: 521 This post has been reported. Can't Delete File From Desktop Windows 7 Does the "bat wing" aircraft paint design have a proper name? Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Why haven't you tried booting from a live disc yet?

Can you please tell me what it was that was "simplicity itself" that worked for you?

Advertisement ^ 3. In the box labeled "Enter the object names to select," type in "users." Hit enter and it will take you back to the previous screen, where Users should now appear in Thanks for the reply. Can't Delete File From Desktop Mac The Windows Club The Windows Club covers Windows 10/8/7 tips, tutorials, how-to's, features, freeware.

Run Check Disk too. 2. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Not there! Fix: The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder error message Posted by [email protected] on April 23, 2009 , in Category Windows with Tags Desktop, Folder, Tips Anand Check This Out Refresh the desktop and see if you can now delete them.

I haven't gone into the registry but will try that now and post if it worked or not. What happens?