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Unwanted/unneeded Driver Files Wanted Off Of Desktop

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#1 donatello


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Posted 23 August 2007 - 08:48 PM

Hey all, I downloaded a dvd burner driver zip file AND unzipped it to my desktop - BIG mistake! I have since decided to upgrade to a NEW multi-format dvd burner and don't need that driver (all thse files - 27 in all). I can't get all those unzipped files OFF of my desktop! cab,bin,exe,ini and even gif files will "come back" upon deletion or computer reboot! HELP!!!
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#2 rowal5555


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Posted 24 August 2007 - 01:45 AM

Hi donatello.

Firstly, check your Control Panel> Add/Remove programs to see if the items are there and can be removed. If not-

You could try this. Click on START>My Computer. If the directory tree is not showing down the left hand side of the screen, click on the Folders icon (next to the SEARCH button) and click on DESKTOP at the top. All of your Desktop items should now be showing in the right hand window. Try deleting the ones you don't want now.

Icons on your actual desktop are only shortcuts to the program (normally in C:/Program Files) so you should find them there. Deleting program files is not recommended and can cause problems, so if you do need to delete them from there, always Right Click on the Folder, choose EXPLORE and see if there is an uninstaller first.

Good luck, and let us know how you get on.


Edited by rowal5555, 24 August 2007 - 02:00 AM.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 02:10 AM

I recently had a similar problem and used Easy Delete to remove it, worked great.

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