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Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks. Monday, May 10, 2010 3:16 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote that worked,thank you =] Wednesday, May 26, 2010 5:45 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to Before, in Windows XP, we can make the desktop in user's profile as read only and prevent them remove/delete desktop icon. Source

Which leads me to think that it could be related to permissions (if all else fails, I'd suggest you try to open a cmd as an admin and try to delete i just didn't want to d/l another OS for such a trivial issue. by wpgwpg / February 2, 2014 3:12 AM PST In reply to: Can't remove shortcut?! Best of luck, everyone! http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/67481-63-icon-desktop-delete

How To Delete Desktop Icons That Cannot Be Deleted

Boot in safe mode and try deleting them. 3. I'd like... All Rights Reserved. not sure if i remember how to.

I can't remember the solution though from that time. Click on "Users" to highlight it and then select Full Control under the Allow column. If it still encounters problems deleting the file, it will attempt to delete it on next reboot. Can't Delete Desktop Icon Windows 8 I hope a solution for this was found and the OP will respond to me with it!

It's file name is simply Donor. Can't Delete Icons From Desktop Windows 10 I even tried re-installing the manual and deleting it again, but the system doesn't see the file to correct it. How did you remove it? that sounded pretty cool, didn't work though.

Go to Computer Management (MMC Snap-in) - Press Windows + X and choose Computer Management. How To Remove Icons From Desktop That Won't Delete msg? When in C:\Users\Public\Desktop I right-clicked and clicked Delete but it had that Admin icon so having Admin privileges is part of the trick, as I think darklordxnew was also pointing out. Thank you!

Can't Delete Icons From Desktop Windows 10

been trying to figure it out for days how to get rid of that damn icon!! Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2014 12:17 AM PDT In reply to: nope! How To Delete Desktop Icons That Cannot Be Deleted g/l. Can't Delete Desktop Shortcut Windows 10 Common and annoying issue with Windows 7.

by Dafydd Forum moderator / February 3, 2014 12:04 AM PST In reply to: shortcut Boot a live Linux cd and delete it from there.Dafydd. this contact form Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top Philrr Posts: 4 This post has been reported. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: Can't remove shortcut?! Sunday, April 06, 2008 4:16 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote This worked!!   Cant believe it was this easy.. How To Delete Shortcuts On Desktop Without Admin

Subscribe to Our Newsletter Email: Advertisement © 2016 MakeUseOf. Have you right-clicked it and clicked Delete? Okay, they aren't found in the registry search. have a peek here more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed

Click on "Change Permissions." Click on "Edit." At this point, I saw six (6) entries: three (3) listed as "Allow" and three (3) listed as "Deny." You will need to modify Can't Delete File From Desktop Windows 10 it's weird that it won't go away. Hi,Currently your programme is running, first restart and remove again.

Laptop, or desktop, computer.

Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. Hi Philrr , Welcome to HTG , Try renaming the icon then deleting it. The "Deny" entries will disappear after you modify them to "Allow" and hit OK. Can't Remove Shortcut From Desktop Windows 10 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies.

It's just a file with 0 bytes, but it's still there. Share this post Link to post gazumped    4,832 Guru 4,832 17,856 posts Posted February 6, 2014 Ditto on this one. thanks again. http://urldt.com/can-39-t-delete/i-cannot-delete-a-folder-from-my-desktop.html I can see this errant icon listed under the command prompt in C:\...\desktop when I change the attrbutes, but it has NO FILE FORMAT APPEND. The file name is CANID0X3.

i appreciated all the replies though! by bill0224 / February 6, 2014 11:17 AM PST In reply to: Short cut wouldn't the file name be what's listed on the shortcut? Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top GuiltySpark Posts: 4024 This post has been reported.