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    Unable to delete the Shortcuts from Windows XP System.

    On my windows XP system, there are few software which were running from years, and now when I have uninstalled all of them since I don't use them further more, but after uninstalling them their respective icons are not moved out from the desktop, so I have tried to move them to recycle bin but this does nothing clicking on them does not give anything.



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    development Array
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    Re: Unable to delete the Shortcuts from Windows XP System.

    Hello my dear friend ..


    follow the below steps carefully

    Locate the file , drive , application short cut on your windows XP that you want to delete

    Click only once on the Shortcut to select it

    Right click on the Top of the Shortcut to display shortcut menu of options

    Choose the Delete Option from the Main menu

    The confirm file Delete window will open

    Then confirm it to Delete it

    That is it


    VERY GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Unable to delete the Shortcuts from Windows XP System.

    Hello my dear friend ..


    follow the below steps carefully

    Locate the file , drive , application short cut on your windows XP that you want to delete

    Click only once on the Shortcut to select it

    Right click on the Top of the Shortcut to display shortcut menu of options

    Choose the Delete Option from the Main menu

    The confirm file Delete window will open

    Then confirm it to Delete it

    That is it


    VERY GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Unable to delete the Shortcuts from Windows XP System.

    Hi, my dear friend................To over come the above problem simply run the Desktop Cleanup wizard..... to remove the shortcuts

    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 the Shortcuts from Windows XP System.

    i have few solutions to it

    FIRST METHOD

    Enter into safe mode and delete those shortcuts from your desktop.
    SAFE MODE : Press F8 while bootingSECOND METHOD

    install advanced system care pro
    in this software there is an application called shortcut fix.. they will delete all the shortcuts which you feel unnecessary


    happy to assist you

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    Re: Unable to delete the Shortcuts from Windows XP System.

    To remove unwanted shortcuts from top of desktop do the following,

    1. right click on the shortcut, menu will give you DELETE option,'click on delete to remove.

    2. boot in safe mode, press multiple times F8 button at the beginning of the booting, once Safe Booted, right click
    on the shortcut and select delete to remove.

    3. log in to internet, search for a free desktop cleaning tool, download, install and use whenever required.

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    Satya Praveen Array
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    Re: Unable to delete the Shortcuts from Windows XP System.

    Hello friend,


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

    1.Firstly make a right click on those shortcuts.

    2.Then you click on 'Rename' option.

    3.There you change the name of that folders.

    4.And now you can delete them.

    5.If it is not possible you have to install those software again.

    6.and then delete the shortcuts first and then software.

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

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    Re: Unable to delete the Shortcuts from Windows XP System.

    Hello friend,


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

    1.Firstly make a right click on those shortcuts.

    2.Then you click on 'Rename' option.

    3.There you change the name of that folders.

    4.And now you can delete them.

    5.If it is not possible you have to install those software again.

    6.and then delete the shortcuts first and then software.

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

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    Re: Unable to delete the Shortcuts from Windows XP System.

    Dear friend,

    You can remove the shortcuts from Windows XP system with one click by choosing anyone of the following utilities:

    1. Tune up utilities- not freeware, available for 14 days trial.
    2. Ainvo Shortcut Cleaner (freeware)
    3. CCleaner
    (freeware)
    4. Advanced system care pro
    5. KCleaner

    Thanks!

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