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Can't Delete Icon On Desktop


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#1 George Guler

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 10:33 PM

Running W2000 I am unable to delete a leftover icon on the desktop after the related software was deleted. Windows Explorer indicates it is a System Folder (named Sony Ericsson File Manager); however, it can not be selected and deleted via Windows Explorer. It is shown directly under the Desktop hiarchy. When right clicking on the icon no delete is available; only Open (can't be opened as software was deleted), Explore, Create Shortcut, and Rename is presented. Suggestions on how to delete this icon and folder would be appreciated.

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#2 TMacK

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:38 AM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer George Guler Posted Image
Try this fix recommended for exactly the same problem at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_d.htm#del
Or,

You have a damaged string in one of the run keys of the registry. Run
msconfig and take a look at the location strings for each entry. Uncheck
ones that begin with "C:\Program Files\Common Files...", then click apply/ok
and reboot to see if the problem still ocurs.

Good Luck.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

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#3 George Guler

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:19 AM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer George Guler Posted Image
Try this fix recommended for exactly the same problem at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_d.htm#del
Or,

You have a damaged string in one of the run keys of the registry. Run
msconfig and take a look at the location strings for each entry. Uncheck
ones that begin with "C:\Program Files\Common Files...", then click apply/ok
and reboot to see if the problem still ocurs.

Good Luck.

Running msconfig I found only one file as you indicated c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe which I unchecked; however, it did not help. Thanks for the suggestion.
George Guler

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:57 AM

Kinda makes me wonder if there isn't remnants of the program that you removed, left on your h/d.
Try doing a search by going to search/all files and folders and type in the name of the program you removed.It would be a good idea if you enabled the search to look in the hidden files and folders also.(Control Panel/Tools/Folder Options/View/Advanced Settings/Scroll down to Hidden Files and Folders.Click on "Show Hidden Files and Folders"/Okay)
If the search comes up with anything related to the removed program,delete those files/folders,reboot and your Icon s/b gone.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
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#5 George Guler

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:36 AM

I was able to delete the icon/folder by using the software Shell Object Editor as suggested on the aumha.net forum.

Thanks for your suggestion - problem now solved.

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:54 AM

Thanx for posting your fix and glad problem is solved!
Chaos reigns within.
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Order shall return.

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