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duplicate desktop icons that can't be deleted


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#1 jtroy

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:51 PM

I have numerous desktop icons (shortcuts, recycle bin, my documents folder) that I cannot delete. These icons are duplicates of the normal active icons that are either on my desktop or in the taskbar. The "unusable" icons aren't even recognized as being icons (so that if I right click on the desktop and select view and uncheck "show desktop icons", these icons remain). The icons cannot be selected (either right or left clicked), they cannot be moved, they do not highlight when moused over. Any suggestions on how to remove these? I've tried refreshing the desktop, rebooting several times, etc. They do not show up in the desktop folder within c:\users\<your user name>\desktop folder or the public desktop folder either.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:07 AM

WHAT are the icons? How and when did they appear?

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:42 AM

Hello jtroy,

Take a look at posts #6 - #8 in the following thread:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic136490.html/page__view__findpost__p__772318

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:14 AM

Oh wow! Thanks for the info. Somehow - I have no idea how - a theme/image was created and used as the desktop background. The background was essentially a snapshot of the screen. Once I selected a new theme all was normal. Have no idea how this happened, but very easily fixed. Thanks!




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