Re: Deleting shortcuts from desktop

Posted: 10-02-2008, 10:21 PM
Right-click on the desktop and choose "refresh." They should disappear.

"BeverleyJ" <sherlock999@live.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> Can anyone help with this one. It's minor, but irritating!
>
> I have uninstalled a couple of programmes using their built-in uninstall
> options. Everything has gone smoothly apart from the shortcuts are still
> left on the desktop, and it won't let me delete them. I get the following
> message:
>
> Item not found, This is no longer located in C:\Users\Public\Desktop\ etc.
> Verify the item's location and try again.
>
> It doesn't matter if I drag it to the recycle bin, right click and select
> 'cut' - it says the same.
>
> Am I missing the obvious? All I want to do is delete the link, not use
> it. I know the file's not there - I deleted it?!
>
> Confused - new to Vista, and not liking it. Any tips gratefully
> received - what am I doing wrong?

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BeverleyJ
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Deleting shortcuts from desktop
Posted: 10-02-2008, 10:22 PM
Hi,
Can anyone help with this one. It's minor, but irritating!

I have uninstalled a couple of programmes using their built-in uninstall
options. Everything has gone smoothly apart from the shortcuts are still
left on the desktop, and it won't let me delete them. I get the following
message:

Item not found, This is no longer located in C:\Users\Public\Desktop\ etc.
Verify the item's location and try again.

It doesn't matter if I drag it to the recycle bin, right click and select
'cut' - it says the same.

Am I missing the obvious? All I want to do is delete the link, not use it.
I know the file's not there - I deleted it?!

Confused - new to Vista, and not liking it. Any tips gratefully received -
what am I doing wrong?

mansrm81
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Re: Deleting shortcuts from desktop
Posted: 10-02-2008, 10:38 PM

Try hitting F5 to refresh the desktop

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Re: Deleting shortcuts from desktop
Posted: 10-04-2008, 10:57 PM
Refresh the Desktop

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"BeverleyJ" <sherlock999@live.co.uk> wrote in message news:ODsydzNJJHA.5900@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
> Can anyone help with this one. It's minor, but irritating!
>
> I have uninstalled a couple of programmes using their built-in uninstall
> options. Everything has gone smoothly apart from the shortcuts are still
> left on the desktop, and it won't let me delete them. I get the following
> message:
>
> Item not found, This is no longer located in C:\Users\Public\Desktop\ etc.
> Verify the item's location and try again.
>
> It doesn't matter if I drag it to the recycle bin, right click and select
> 'cut' - it says the same.
>
> Am I missing the obvious? All I want to do is delete the link, not use it.
> I know the file's not there - I deleted it?!
>
> Confused - new to Vista, and not liking it. Any tips gratefully received -
> what am I doing wrong?
>
harry
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RE: Deleting shortcuts from desktop
Posted: 11-18-2008, 02:07 PM


"BeverleyJ" wrote:
> Hi,
> Can anyone help with this one. It's minor, but irritating!
>
> I have uninstalled a couple of programmes using their built-in uninstall
> options. Everything has gone smoothly apart from the shortcuts are still
> left on the desktop, and it won't let me delete them. I get the following
> message:
>
> Item not found, This is no longer located in C:\Users\Public\Desktop\ etc.
> Verify the item's location and try again.
>
> It doesn't matter if I drag it to the recycle bin, right click and select
> 'cut' - it says the same.
>
> Am I missing the obvious? All I want to do is delete the link, not use it.
> I know the file's not there - I deleted it?!
>
> Confused - new to Vista, and not liking it. Any tips gratefully received -
> what am I doing wrong?
>





i ve got the same problem and dont ask try to refresh or restart
i ve do search the file anywhere include regedit and all file folder
nothing happen but the files still there!!!
what we gonna do??? any expert here?
or technical from microsoft can help???
i need help >hantamsajalah@hotmail.com
Brink
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Re: Deleting shortcuts from desktop
Posted: 11-18-2008, 04:19 PM

Hello Harry,

If you have the 32 bit Vista, then you might try the free program
"Unlocker" to see if it can allow you to delete the file.

'UNLOCKER 1.8.7 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB'
(http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/)

Hope this helps,
Shawn

harry;889241 Wrote:
> "BeverleyJ" wrote:
> > > >
> > > Hi,
> > > Can anyone help with this one. It's minor, but irritating!
> > >
> > > I have uninstalled a couple of programmes using their built-in
> > uninstall
> > > options. Everything has gone smoothly apart from the shortcuts are
> > still
> > > left on the desktop, and it won't let me delete them. I get the
> > following
> > > message:
> > >
> > > Item not found, This is no longer located in C:\Users\Public\Desktop\
> > etc.
> > > Verify the item's location and try again.
> > >
> > > It doesn't matter if I drag it to the recycle bin, right click and
> > select
> > > 'cut' - it says the same.
> > >
> > > Am I missing the obvious? All I want to do is delete the link, not
> > use it.
> > > I know the file's not there - I deleted it?!
> > >
> > > Confused - new to Vista, and not liking it. Any tips gratefully
> > received -
> > > what am I doing wrong?
> > > > >
>
>
>
>
>
>
> i ve got the same problem and dont ask try to refresh or restart
> i ve do search the file anywhere include regedit and all file folder
> nothing happen but the files still there!!!
> what we gonna do??? any expert here?
> or technical from microsoft can help???
> i need help >hantamsajalah@xxxxxx

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Re: Deleting shortcuts from desktop
Posted: 11-24-2008, 09:38 AM

*@harry
See thi
topic:http://www.vistax64.com/general-disc...html#post87129

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harry
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Re: Deleting shortcuts from desktop
Posted: 11-25-2008, 11:47 AM
cannot delete coz the item 0kb. or the item exactly not there.
its easy just format and reinstall. problem solved.

DDW
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Re: Deleting shortcuts from desktop
Posted: 11-25-2008, 12:10 PM
On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 03:47:01 -0800, harry
<harry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>cannot delete coz the item 0kb. or the item exactly not there.
>its easy just format and reinstall. problem solved.
Restart and enter Safe Mode. Delete it there.

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