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  1.    18 Jan 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview

    OneDrive could be the culprit. It was enabled but not in use. Onedrive.exe is in Desktop\User X\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\
    I finally noticed that the entire "user" User X resides on the Desktop and not in C:\Users. It is a private account that Microsoft allows to be created. Of course it just links to the user files.
    In C:\Users is the Microsoft created account based on Microsoft login email, required to receive Insider Fast Ring Windows 10 builds.
    The name of that User Icon I deleted in 10586 then canceled is now very important.
    Other Desktop icons behave as should, if deleted they just delete and they are unchecked from Desktop Icon Settings.
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  2.    09 Feb 2016 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview

    That linked thread "Desktop icon on desktop" includes: "However, based on the green check marks, yours seem to be associated with OneDrive,"
    No green check mark on the Desktop icon that just reappeared today. It states created April 20, 2015 which is when I started Windows 10.
    I also noticed that the desktop today requires refreshing for new files to appear.

    So-called "solution" - just refresh the desktop and icon disappears. That is no solution to a very dangerous situation with possible loss of gigabytes of user files. If just deleted, all 4.36 GB must fit in the Recycle Bin or will be prompted "will not fit, continue to delete permanently"
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