Icons left on screen after a download?

After I had uploaded ABBY FineReader into my computer I looked at my desktop and found the sixteen small page icons marked MST with numbers running from 1028 to 1045 plus an icon that looks like a page ripped from a loose leaf pad. Another icon marked “Set up”. An icon marked “INSTMSIW”
And an icon marked “ABBYY FINEREAD.”
Can anyone tell me what the icons marked with MST are? and what should I do with those icons and the others?

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Clarification Request
Where did you get this from?
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What do I do with these icons?

I bought an Epson GT 1500 scanner some months ago which worked very well untill I wanted to use the OCR capability it advertised as having. Eventually I looked for it using the Windows Search and found that instead of the scanner carrying ABBYY FineReader 9 it was ABBYY FineReader 6 and it did not work with my scanner. I contacted Epson and they replied that they are not trained to advise on OCR so I contacted ABBEYY FineReader who were much more effective and immediately sent me ABBYY FineReader 9 which works very well. However, unlike anything I have ever downloaded it leaves me with all those icons on my desktop and I am not sure what to do with them.

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Re: icon

An icon on the desktop can be 2 things:
1. A shortcut to a file, folder or URL.
2. A folder or file.

- If those icons are just a shortcut, you can delete them, and only make new one for the files, folders or URL's you need to access from the desktop.
- if it are files and folders that you installed to the desktop in stead to Program Files, better uninstall and then install correctly.

Since you're the only one who can see the details of "those icons", you're the only one who can make a good decision.


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Re: Icon

I am embarrassed to expose my computer ignorance but that's the only way to learn.
I don't know how to determine if an icon is a shortcut.
I have no idea what a URL is.
I have downloaded applications or programs what ever it is one should call them before and what I described has not happened when I did so.
As a result I suspect that its better to uninstall and then install correctly so many thanks.

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