removing icon from desktop

  Florio 21:08 23 Aug 2008
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A seemingly trivial problem, but one that nevertheless bugs me!!
I recently downloaded a game (Po Kung Fu Panda Challenge) for my son to play, but he soon tired of it, so I deleted it via the programs and functionality menu of the control panel. However the program icon is still on the desktop and I can't seem to get rid of it. I have Revo uninstaller on my PC, but because the game(application) has been successfully deleted, I don't think Revo can find the icon and remove it.
When I try to delete the icon with mouse right click, I get a message saying that it's impossible to find the element, and that it's no longer available in C:\Users|Public\Public Desktop. I'm asked to verify the location of the element and re-try. But the search function gives me no leads as to where the icon is now housed.
Any ideas?

  rdave13 21:10 23 Aug 2008

Try loging off or a reboot.

  rdave13 21:11 23 Aug 2008

Loging = logging. Too light on the key tapping..:(

  VoG II 21:20 23 Aug 2008

If rebooting doesn't work try click here

  laurie53 08:04 24 Aug 2008

Have you tried right clicking the icon and opening "Properties"?

It might give you a steer to the target of the so-called shortcut.

  FatboySlim71 08:27 24 Aug 2008

Try this program Florio.

I have used it for a few years and it ALWAYS deletes things that previously could not be deleted. I would be very surprised if it didn't get rid of it for you Florio.

click here

  Florio 08:55 24 Aug 2008

Thanks guys. Problem resolved!!

  Technotiger 09:45 24 Aug 2008

Hi, it would be of great help to others perhaps in the future, if you could say ... How?

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