File Icon Removal (Not a Shortcut Icon)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by CWLee, Feb 5, 2008.

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    CWLee Guest

    By a process I do not recall, a couple of weeks ago I
    created an icon on the desktop to a set of files I had
    established. This icon does not have the "shortcut" arrow
    on it. I decided I no longer needed this icon on the
    desktop. I first thought I could remove it by right
    clicking it, properties, and then clicking delete.
    Unfortunately, that started deleting the files. I quickly
    stopped the process, and I was able to replace the ones
    already deleted from a backup set, but the icon is still on
    the desktop.

    How can I remove it?


    CWLee, Feb 5, 2008
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    SG Guest


    Sounds like a Folder on your desktop as oppose to a shortcut. If in fact is
    was a Folder and you delete it, everything in it will be deleted as well.
    Right click the icon/folder and select Properties, look for the path as in

    Once you have the path, open Explorer and copy those files out of that
    folder and place them in your Documents Folder. You can then delete the
    Desktop icon/folder and all should be well.
    SG, Feb 5, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    You have not created an "icon to a set of files"; it is the folder containing
    the files!

    Just "cut and paste" the folder to your "Documents"
    Mick Murphy, Feb 5, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Drag the icon to the Recycle Bin.
    Bob, Feb 5, 2008
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