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I need help removing a large group of shortcuts from my Puppy Precise's Desktop


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#1 brian2009

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 08:38 PM

I've accidentally placed (by dragging) a group of hundreds of shortcuts onto my desktop. So many that it's actually slowing down my bootup.

 

I'd like to remove these but not one at a time.

 

1. Is there a way to group many of these 'shortcuts' together and remove them? (If I right click it offers -Remove Item(s).

 

2. Is there a folder that contains the items shown on the Desktop that I can access and work with?

 

Thanks

 

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#2 NickAu

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 09:24 PM

 

I've accidentally placed (by dragging) a group of hundreds of shortcuts onto my desktop

When you did this, Did you select copy here or move  option, If you moved them, not copied them, then if you delete them, I think they are all gone and that may and I say may cause problems.



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 09:08 AM

There was no Move or Copy prompt. It just dragged a new icon onto the Desktop and left the original file in it's original location. When I check the location of one of the icons on the Desktop it appears to be in it's original folder. A Pfind search only shows the file being located in it's original location.

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 04:12 PM

Hey B sorry for the delay I had to make sure you are not deleting anything but symlinks.

 

 Hold the Ctrl key and left click them all, one by one. Then right-click one and click "remove items(s)"  Kinda like in Windows.

 

 

 

 

I've accidentally placed (by dragging) a group of hundreds of shortcuts onto my desktop

:hysterical:

 

Been there done that only it wasn't just symlinks.


Edited by NickAu1, 16 November 2014 - 06:01 PM.





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