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    Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Whenever I boot up my PC running on Windows XP, I can view all shortcuts covers the screen. Even if I delete the shortcuts, they will come up on the next reboot. How can I fix up this issue?



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    development Array
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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Hello Dear Friend ...


    Click once only on the Shortcut to select it

    A shaded box will appear as it is selected

    And Right click on the Top of the to Display short cut menu options

    Then choose " DELETE " from the Shortcut menu

    Then click on " CONFIRM DELETE "

    Then finally click on OK



    ALL THE VERY GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Hi, my dear friend............... this may be the problem of virus .... So, install the good updated antivirus and scan the full system

    after that enable the desktop cleanup wizard

    to enable the desktop clean up wizard ..........follow the given instructions


    first of all click the start menu and open the control panel


    then click on appearance and themes option


    after that click the DISPLAY option


    then choose the DESKTOP tab and click on CUSTOMIZE DESKTOP button


    Now click the CLEAN DESKTOP NOW button and click NEXT


    and choose the unwanted short cuts ......and click NEXT


    and finally click the FINISH button...........after that a folder will be created on the desktop with the name of UNUSED shortcuts


    then simply delete the folder .......................ALL THE BEST........!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Hi friends....

    to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    to solve the problem follow the steps====

    1st==open the home page from the device.
    2nd==click the menu option & start the menu.
    3rd==select the control panel option.
    4th==press the appearance option.
    5th==open the display & tap on it.
    6th==select the desktop tab
    7th==press the desktop icon.
    8th==select the desktop clean option.
    9th==press on it.
    10th==open the short cut option & tap on it.
    11th==now click finish option & it is done.

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Dear guest,

    Such a thing happens if the application is actually being run in the background.

    For this you can perform the shut down of the programmes and then delete their shortcuts. Desktop cleaning only hides them.
    Follow these steps.:
    1. Press CTRL +alt+delete
    2. Task manager appears.
    3. Select running tasks.
    4. List of tasks that are being run will be displayed.
    5. End or delete the unwanted tasks.
    6. Now go to the desktop and then delete your shortcuts.
    7. Restart the system,
    The shortcuts will not be visible..

    Thank you...

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Hi,

    The solution for your problem is.

    The file may be corrupted.
    Or affected by any virus.
    If not you check there are any security locks for that folder.
    Once when you will boot format all the drives.
    And you will not get any shortcuts from now.


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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say.............

    1.Firstly you have to not delete the original file of that shortcut.

    2.If you have deleted it before only then you cannot delete the shortcut.

    3.Then you have to copy that original file once again and then you have to delete that shortcut.

    4.If that is not your problem then the shortcut which you are using may be used by your system.

    5.So you try to change the file name and then delete that file.

    Have a nice day..............

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    You re deleting the shortcut icons dispaled on desktop in your windows xp pc.

    But after rebooting the system the icons appear again.

    This is the problem of virus.

    You have to install antivirus in your pc.

    Then you have to perform full scan in your computer.

    Antivirus will detect all virus attacted on your computer.

    Delete that virus.

    Reboot your pc, now there will not be any shortcut icons in your pc's desktop.

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    To delete the shortcuts from the desktop follow these steps
    Boot the computer in the safe mode to solve this problem
    To in safe mode
    power on your computer then F8
    Untill you see the advanced boot option window
    Then select the safe mode option
    This will solve your problem
    If this doesnot fix your problem
    Then uninstall the program and then reinstall it

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Hello Friend ,

    You are having a trouble that Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP /

    First of all I am telling you what the main problem ,,
    Your Computer is affected by the virus and spyware .
    You need to clean your computer from Virus ..

    You have to download and install anti virus that provide you to Boot time scanning facility ,

    Then First set boot-time scan .. After completing this you have no problem with this kind of problem ..

    I advise you to download Quick Heal bootable , Avast . Its your choice which you want to use , I am just tell you .

    I hope you understand this.

    All the Best

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    hi, friend..

    >> This is surely virus problem.

    >> you need to scan your system with original and best Antivirus.

    >> this only can solve your problem otherwise you have to format your PC.

    >> this is shortcut maker virus you have to solve it soon otherwise it can take your all system memory.

    >> this very critical problem you can lost your important data also.

    >> i hope you have got me and clear your system.

    >> All the very best

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    First of all Boot in Safe Mode,
    press F8 at the beginning of the booting and selecting Safe Boot from the options.
    Enter desktop Right click on shortcuts, and delete them.

    This should solve the problem , however a complete scanning of the system and cleaning of the virus will also be an improtant measure..

    Try them.

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    A person are experiencing any difficulty which Struggle to erase techniques through the desktop computer connected with Microsoft windows XP /

    To start with I will be telling you precisely what the major problem ,,
    The Computer can be affected by the pathogen and also spyware and adware.
    You have to fresh your personal machine from Virus ..
    You should down load and also install antivirus which provide you with to Shoe moment deciphering facility ,
    Then Initially established boot-time check out .. Following performing that you haven't any trouble with these types of difficulty ..
    I recommend anyone to down load Quick Mend bootable , Avast.The your choice that you simply must use , I will be simply inform you.

    Because of this you are able to carry out the banned in the programmes and erase the shortcuts. Computer's desktop washing only hides from view them.
    Follow all these steps.:
    Push CTRL +alt+delete
    Process administrator appears.
    Decide on working tasks.
    List of responsibilities which are now being run will be displayed.
    Finish or perhaps erase the unnecessary tasks.
    Right now visit the desktop computer and erase your current shortcuts.
    Reboot the computer,

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Hi Friend,

    >> The Problem is you delete the shortcuts from the desktop and on the next boot it comes again.

    >> There must be problem related to programs.

    >> Virus might affected to your system.

    >> So you must clean your system from the virus.

    >> It is not possible that you delete shortcuts and it come up with next boot.

    >> So install any Good Antivirus and scan whole system and Remove virus.

    I Hope you will understand.

    All The Best.

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Hello Friend,

    well, it seems to me soem virus has affected your PC. First you have to scan your PC with some quality anti-virus software such as Kaspersky or QuickHeal. If there are any virus on your PC the software will automatically detect and neutralize it. Now, it is time to soft out your short cut problem on your desktop. You can either select the all short cut icon of your desktop and then press Shift+Del from your keyboard. All of them will be deleted permanantly from your PC. Alternatively you can select an single shortcut icon and right click and click delete option. The shortcut icon will be deleted from your PC.

    Bye,

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Hi..

    These type of problems occurred by Virus or Un wanted mal function.

    For this need to install Good Anti virus..

    Install Antivirus and Scan Complete system once..

    After that..

    Install C cleaner And Run the C cleaner ..

    Unwanted files will be deleted.

    Then your system will work fine.

    Thank you

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    two reasons
    ONE virus get it solve by installing a good antivirus and scan whole system

    another : the file wont get deleted because any of the process running back ground preventing it
    so delete that task from taskbar and get rid of the shortcut icon
    Steps
    1. Press CTRL +alt+delete
    2. Task manager appears.
    3. Select running tasks.
    4. List of tasks that are being run will be displayed.
    5. End task /terminate the task
    6.Ok
    7. Now go to the desktop and then delete your shortcuts.
    8. Done

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Hi Friend,
    Don't worry

    The Problem with the Virus Attached to your System
    You need to Update your Anti-Virus or Install the Good Anti-Virus and Scan the Hole System
    Use Avast anti virus this is Run at the Booting time and Delete Virus Automatically

    Thank you.,

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    Hello friend,

    1.First of all turn on your windows xp system,

    2.After this install the Good quality antivirus in your system and scan your system,

    3.Then please remove the all virus and restart your system,

    4.Now go otth ehome screen and select the short cut you want remove and right click and click to the remove option and normally remove the shortcuts,

    5.I hope this information use full to you,

    Thank you,

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    To delete the shortcut from the desktop follow these steps...

    - First of all be sure that the icon that you want to delete is not in use and there is not any security lock for that icon.

    - After that go to your desktop and select the icon that you want to delete..

    - Then right click over that icon.

    - After right clicking a list of options will appear from that select the delete option.

    - After that select the confirm delete.

    Doing this will delete the icon from the desktop.

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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    first of all install a licensed and authorised antivirus

    scan your device completely and destroy all the bugs and corrupt files

    then open the task manager

    end all the unwanted process

    then install the tunup utility

    run the software and clean the system

    then right click on then shortcut

    then click on delete option

    and its done




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    Re: Unable to delete shortcuts from the desktop of Windows XP

    hello friendfollow this steps and find your solution...................1.friest you close all running programs2. restart your computer3.still your problem,change your shortcut's location and try.4.if your problem is not solve. install np antiviruse5.now scan your your computer.6.your all problem will solvedi hope this is usefull for you..........................

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