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How to get rid of desktop icons W/O deleting


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#1 antischmuck

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:22 AM

My pc is running really slow and having done many tests for Malware can't find any problem, my desktop is jam packed with icons for everything in the world. I can get rid of some but there are a number that hitting delete ,only gives me the option of deleting everything and sending it to Recycle. I just want to get rid of the icons and not delete until I know what they are about. I have tried running Spybot but while it is shown to exist in Task manager as running and appears as an icon ,it doesn't appear anywhere at all. I have run chkedsk/f also defragged but nothing appears to clear my problem,somethings take ages to load

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#2 funnytim

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 09:57 PM

I can get rid of some but there are a number that hitting delete ,only gives me the option of deleting everything and sending it to Recycle. I just want to get rid of the icons and not delete until I know what they are about.


You could move (ie. cut and paste) the icons to a temporary folder in your my documents until you're sure you don't need it.

#3 Flaxtelios

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:32 AM

If you're willing to spend some money, you could purchase a usb drive for (10-12 dollars canadian
You'll have to convert the currency yourself XD) and get a 2gb drive to store all the icons on
if you wish to keep it completely off your computer. This is of course working with funnytim's idea except
putting it into a usb drive.
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