That folders are just that. You are a seasoned XP user so why not use a command line to list and delete it?
Or Gyula's Navigator?
Or why not ignore it?
I have a windows XP Home Edition desktop computer. SP3. I have a folder on my desktop for Unused Icons. I had uninstalled CCCleaner a week ago but when I try to right-click and delete that icon in the folder, the folder freezes and says "not responding." I tried "search" and icon not found. I don't want to delete the whole folder because program icons are there I will need like IE8, etc. I use Firefox. What do I do?