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Cannot delete icon of uninstalled program

by vocaldix / April 29, 2013 3:28 PM PDT

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?

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Keep in mind
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 29, 2013 4:09 PM PDT

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?

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Cannot delete icon of uninstall program
by vocaldix / April 30, 2013 6:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Keep in mind

I may have been on XP for about 6 years, but am not an expert on computers. Self-taught past 10 years. What is command line? Never heard of Gyula's Navigator. guess I will just leave it there.

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can't you just
by itsdigger / April 30, 2013 6:40 AM PDT

drag it into the trash bin and empty the trash ?

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cannot delete icon of uninstalled program
by vocaldix / May 1, 2013 9:04 AM PDT
In reply to: can't you just

I don't want to drag the whole unused icons folder into the trash. I have to open it up to get at the icon and it takes up the whole screen.

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Why would one
by itsdigger / May 1, 2013 10:03 AM PDT

folder take up the whole screen ? Anyway , If it's bothering you so much trash the whole folder and just create new shortcuts.

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Nod to Gyula's Navigator.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 30, 2013 6:58 AM PDT

It's a tool that comes in handy too many times. Think of it like the old Norton Commander. Much better than Windows Explorer in that it does not lie to you about what's a file or folder.

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