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Old 05-22-2008, 02:50 AM   #1
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I just recently installed two programs on my brand new labtop which is running Windows Vista Home Premium edition. Once installed a desktop shortcut was created. Now that I uninstalled the programs the same shortcuts are still on my desktop. If I try to drag the file into the recycle bin I recieve the following message:

Could not find this item. This is no longer located in C: (wherever it was installed). Verify the items location and try again.

Anyone know how I can get rid of these pesky files?
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:08 AM   #2
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i think you mean "laptop"
you could hide it, or try "shift" "delete" it
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:49 AM   #3
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i think you mean "laptop"
you could hide it, or try "shift" "delete" it
he or she's obviously not english so cut them some slack

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Old 05-22-2008, 08:06 AM   #4
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try a restart, mabey that would work.

if not, go into the control panal / programs and utilities / unistall / and find the programs and see if there still there. if so, delete them, then try again
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:25 AM   #5
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You could right click on the shortcut, go to properties, then change the path to a program which is on your laptop, for example windows media player, then just delete the shortcut to that.
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