Cannot delete desktop file

  Tracywt2 16:02 17 Jan 2010


I have a file/program/icon on my desktop which I no longer want. When I try to delete the it I get the following message:

Could Not Find This Item

This is no longer located in C:\Users\Public\Public Desktop. Verify the items location and try again.

Could someone shed a little light as to how to resolve this?


  jamesd1981 16:04 17 Jan 2010

what exactly is the icon is for something you have uninstalled

  User-312386 16:12 17 Jan 2010

Hi restart computer and start tapping the F8 key and go into safe mode and see if you can delete it then!

  Tracywt2 16:37 17 Jan 2010

The icon is Replay Video Capture which I have deleted.
I have tried deleting it in safe mode and the icon doesn't appear to be there?

  Tracywt2 16:39 17 Jan 2010

It has now been deleted when i started it in normal mode again...thanks!

  DieSse 17:29 17 Jan 2010

Probable explanation -

It did actually get deleted the first time - but the desktop did not update to show it gone (that does happen sometimes in Win). Hence the "Could Not Find This Item" message.

Quick way to refresh the desktop - right-click on it - choose "Refresh" from the menu, or press F5

Of course any other action (eg restarting, etc) which refreshes the desktop will show it gone too.

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