win 98 - deleting shortcuts

  Rodney-211388 14:54 15 Jan 04
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I have unwanted shortcuts on my desktop. Attempts to delete result in error message
"Error deleting file
Cannot delete (name). Cannot find the specified path.
Make sure you specify the correct path"

I have chnaged the paths so that they point to My computer i.e not to an application.

But still they won't delete

What to do?

  the pie eater 14:56 15 Jan 04

Hi there how are you deleting the short cuts?

  colberly 15:01 15 Jan 04

Usually to delete a shortcut on your desktop you only need to right click and then left click delete. Did you try this?

  the pie eater 15:09 15 Jan 04

or drag and drop in the bin

  Rodney-211388 16:53 15 Jan 04

have tried both of these methods - both result in the same error message

  Sheila-214876 17:39 15 Jan 04

What are the shortcuts you are trying to delete? and what O/S are you using.

  woodchip 17:41 15 Jan 04

It say's Win98 at the top it could not be made any bigger

  Gongoozler 17:48 15 Jan 04

Try deleting the shortcuts from within Windows Explorer - C:\WINDOWS\Desktop

See if this is relevant click here

  hugh-265156 17:53 15 Jan 04

its maybe but to the file or folder having spaces or underscores in the name causing the problem(so im told)

there is a deltree command that may work click here

ps.i know nothing about the workings of dos as i use xp sorry.

  Sheila-214876 17:53 15 Jan 04

woodchip, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I realised that after I posted. I got a short memory, but it would still be nice to know what the shortcuts are because some cannot be deleted.

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