ann-199314 19:09 15 Jul 2004

Hi. I seem to have accumulated a lot of icons on my desk top. I decided to delete them and they went straight into the recycle bin. I then got worried and wondered if I clear the recycle bin, do I lose those programmes or only the icons on the desk top. Thanks again, Ann

  VoG II 19:13 15 Jul 2004

If they are icons with a little arrow at the bottom left hand corner they are only shortcuts and can safely be deleted.

If they do not (Internet Explorer is one of those) you should not delete the icon.

  Graham ® 19:39 15 Jul 2004

An alternative would be to create a new folder on the desktop, name it 'Unused Desktop' or 'Ernest', and drag the icons into it.

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