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?

    Thanks.

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    CWLee, Feb 5, 2008
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    SG Guest

    Hi,

    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
    "C:\Users\YourName\Desktop

    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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