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post #11 of 42
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Try booting into safemode and deleting it that way.
Also you may need to take ownership of the file.
+ 1 The only problem is he probly doesnt have the qiuyck registry hack that allows him to right click to do this, so he will have to do it through command prompt.

That is if my way didnt work.
post #12 of 42
Have you tried refreshing the desktop? (click on desktop, push f5) I find that sometimes I uninstall a program and the shortcut wont go away, this gets rid of it.
post #13 of 42
If safe mode doesn't work you can try malwarebytes, it has a file deleter that works on anything lol
post #14 of 42
Do try using Unlocker, as someone else had already pointed out.
post #15 of 42
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Do try using Unlocker, as someone else had already pointed out.
+1

I had a folder I was unable to delete and unlocker got rid of it.
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This is where a dual boot comes in handy. You can fire up the other OS and then delete from the folder anything you please, there won't be any restrictions. Other than that, you might try to track down which program is utilizing that which you want to delete and turn it off. That should let you then delete the offending shortcut.
this^ is the way i know of to get it done
 
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The first things I recommend trying are refreshing the desktop, or rebooting.

Beyond that, I can't think of what else I might try.
been trying to delete it for days, retarted and shut off pc many of times during that time



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how bout trying to make a new text file and then naming it the file it's looking for and putting it when it's looking. then delete the shortcut then the file you made? Or can you go into the properties of the shortcut and change it's target to something else and then trying to delete it? Just thoughts, never tried.
 
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Try Shift+Delete once. I'm not sure if this will work.
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run Windows desktop shortcut cleaner?
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