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    Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hello, After installing windows 8 on my system I have installed many other softwares and applications and most of them have shortcut in the desktop. And now I don't need all those on my desktop because I can open them from the start menu, so I tried to delete them but I couldn't. i.e When I drag any icon to trash nothing happens the icon will come to its original position, and right click on icon doesn't have delete option. So in what way I can do it?

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    palugulamadhu Array
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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hello Friend,
    Don't worry as there were many options available to delete a file from windows. As you can try to delete it by using keyboard press shift+DEL and click yes if any dialog box opens.

    you can also try from CMD by typing Path as C:/Users/Name/Desktop is safest way to delete

    you can also try to delete by booting into SAFE MODE

    As some times due to registry files were corrupted and issue may occurs, then do so:

    Open CMD and type scanreg /restore and press enter

    If any error occurs post here, we'll help you in resolving your issue.

    Thank you.

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    mechine Array
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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hello Dear Friend ...


    First of all you open the Home page

    Then go to the desktop

    There are number of icons will appear on the screen

    Then you just select the icon ... then Right click it

    Then click on the Delete option

    Then it will get in to the Recycle Bin

    Or else you can select the icon

    Then press ... Shift + Delete option

    Then click enter

    That is it


    GOOD LUCK

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    amit choubey Array
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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hi friend,

    To delete anything from desktop, cause they thought that once they delete things from desktop, those software can't work. In fact, no matter what it is, you can delete the shortcut, they are still in your computer, the only thing you change is you can't call them directly from desktop, but just from start menu.

    Notice: what I am talking about is shortcut! If you remove your documents, you can never find it again.

    There is a little arrow at the right bottom of icons if it is a shortcut. If there is no little arrow, then, just keep where it is, or move it to another place instead of desktop.

    all the best.

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    ram Array
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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    hii guest
    it is a simple process
    try shift+ delet are right click the icon and you can find delet option
    if you cannot find it try uninstaling it and reinstall it
    and also make sure to refresh your desktop after deleting them

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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hello

    To delete unwanted shortcut icon from Windows 8 desktop you can try these steps..

    ===>First of all select the icon that you want to delete.
    ===>Now right click on it click on Open file location.
    ===>After clicking you will get the installed files of this program.
    ===>Now delete all the installed files.
    ===>Now move on to Desktop screen and select icon again.
    ===>Right click on it and than click on Delete.
    ===>This time icon will delete from Desktop screen.

    Try this i hope this will help you...

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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hello dear........

    First open desktop..
    Then select the required file or shortcut that to be deleted.
    Then hold SHIFT and tap on delete...
    The file will be deleted permanently.....

    Hope you may understand..........

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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Follow these steps to resolve your issue,

    1:Go to my computer

    2:Select your os installed local disk

    3:Right click on the disk

    4:Select properties

    5:In properties click on the "DISK CLEAN UP" button

    6:Then it will scan whether your computer contains dump files, shortcut etc...

    7:Finally click on clean and then delete them permanently

    8:Now try to delete your shortcuts

    9:Select your desired shortcut icon to delete it from the computer

    10:Press shift + delete + enter to delete that icon permanently from your system

    That's it over!

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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say.........

    1.Firstly you try to rename those files which you are unable to delete.

    2.Then you try to delete them.

    3.If you cannot able to delete them then the problem is due to the security reasons.

    4.Or you to perform the 'Disk Cleanup' or the 'error-Checking'.

    5.Even if you cannot able to fix the problem then you go to the website 'http://help.comodo.com/topic-42-1-14...ce-delete.html'.

    6.From there you download the 'Force Delete Utility' and using this software you try to delete those shortcuts.

    All the best............

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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hello Friend,

    After installing windows 8 on your system you have installed many other softwares and applications and most of them have shortcut in the desktop. And now you don't need all those on your desktop because you can open them from the start menu, so you tried to delete them but you couldn't. i.e When you drag any icon to trash nothing happens the icon will come to its original position,

    Please firstly go to the control panel and ,now open the system and secuirty and after this open the system restore and click on this.

    After this your system restore progress and after this complete,now install a good quality antivirus and scan your system.

    Now you any file delete to the your system by any issue.......

    I hope this information usefull to you.........

    Thanxx...........

    Brar22,,,,,

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    arunwillbe1 Array
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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hi friend,

    You are facing the unable to delete the unwanted shortcuts in windows 8 desktop due to the shortcut application opened presently.So,remember when ever you are going to delete particular thing then first close that file and proceed to delete.

    +++ Steps to delete the unwanted shortcuts on windows 8 desktop :

    1. First of all close the shortcut which you are going to delete only if it opened.

    2. Now once restart the windows 8 system.

    3. After restarting refresh the windows 8 system.

    4. Now select the shortcut which you want to delete.

    5. After selecting tap the options with the help of mouse.

    6. In options you will see the delete option.So,tap this.

    7. Finally conform the delete option.


    Thank you.....................

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    Mallikarjun Array
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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hi there

    You need to follow these steps in order to resolve your issue

    there are so many ways to delete un wanted shortcuts from your system

    Those are, By using systems Built - in function

    Or

    We can remove un wanted shortcuts using third party software's

    Its better to use Systems in-built rather installing a third party software all over again. Its a time consuming factor

    That's why i'm showing how to use IN-built function

    --->First of all go to start menu

    --->Now select computer

    --->Select your local disk to remove your UN-wanted shortcuts

    --->Finally click alt + Enter for properties

    --->And then click disk clean up button

    --->After that system will start to remove the UN-wanted shortcuts from your system as well as from your desktop

    END




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    vishal21bhadani Array
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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hi Friend,

    You can Delete Unwanted Icons from Desktop in Windows 8.

    First Press Window key+D to go to Desktop.

    >> Select the Icons you want to Delete.

    >> Now Press Shift+Del Button to Delete.

    >> A Message Box will Appear on Screen.

    >> Press OK button.

    That's it.

    All the Best

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    somas769 Array
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    Re: Unable to delete unwanted Shortcut Icons from Windows 8 desktop?

    Hello Friend

    You have don't need to go to the Bin highlight the icon, hit Shift+Delete.

    Other wise you want to delete the common desktop icons.

    First of all open the Personalization by clicking the start button.

    Now next select the Control panel.

    Now press the Appearance and personalization and then clicking personalization.

    In the left pane, click Change Desktop icons.

    In that under Desktop icons, select the check box for each icon that you want to add to the desktop or clear the

    check box for each icon that your want to remove from the desktop and then click OK button

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