Desktop Shortcut Icons are not actually Shortcut Icons

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by turnbeau, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. turnbeau

    turnbeau Guest

    I want to clean up my desktop by deleting some shortcut icons. Each of
    the icons contains the directional arrow in the lower left corner.
    However, when I "right click, delete" on any Shortcut Icon, I am
    prompted: *Are you sure you want to move this file to the Recycle Bin?
    *I actually deleted several programs before realizing what I was
    doing. The wording I was accustomed to in WinXP: *Are you sure you
    want to remove this shortcut ...* isn't offered to me. I'm running
    Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    turnbeau, Dec 17, 2008
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    PaulB Guest

    Vista provides the same warning for shortcuts as XP. I only get the warning
    you get if I delete a file or program.
    PaulB, Dec 20, 2008
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