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uninstall shortcut problems


conrail

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using home premium 64bit, have used ccleaner to uninstall a program which left the desktop shortcut, tried right click/delete and dragging the shortcut to the recycle bin and get the message Are you sure you want to rmove this file to the Recycle Bin? clicking on yes bring the message, Could not find this item, this is no longer located inC:\Users\Public\Public Desktop, verify the items location and try again, I have run ccleaner registry to see if that removed it from the registry but it is still there, all suggestions on removal gratefully accepted

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rdave13

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Try logging off and on again. See if it's still there.

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smackheadz

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what program was the shortcut too? if it is still there after a reboot then you could reinstall and then uninstall using revo.i've never used it myself but it is highly regarded and may be of use to you anywayclick here

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conrail

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thanks rdave13 and smackheadz, restarted this morning and the shortcut has gone, thanks for your help

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ztronicsalien

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Hi,

if you want to delete any Item with a shortcut
use keyboard shift+delete+enter
for more on computer help please click here

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smackheadz

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that normally happens if you uninstall the program before deleting the shortcut.the way to go is delete the shortcut before uninstalling the program.but even so if you are left with a shortcut it will normally be gone when you reboot :o)

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canarieslover

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It isn't just shortcuts that Vista leaves visible until you re-boot. I have had folders that I have tried to remove after an uninstall that refuse to be deleted. One re-boot later amd they have gone. Just another little thing to annoy me with Vista that XP seemed to deal with properly.

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