Windows 10: Delete desktop item but the icon stays Solved

  1.    05 Feb 2018 #1

    Delete desktop item but the icon stays


    Just that. I have several short cuts on the desktop, some of which are downloads. Once I have finished with the shortcut I delete it (I'm asked to confirm deletion) but the icon is still there. If I then try to delete it again I'm told that it doesn't exist or has moved.

    Then if I reboot the icon has gone! Any idea how I can fix this please?

    Thanks.


    Windows 10 - all updates.
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  2.    05 Feb 2018 #2

    The NTFS file system could be corrupted and needs repair.

    Please open the Command Prompt by typing cmd.exe into Start Screen or Start Menu, right-click on Cmd.exe, and open it as an administrator.

    Type below command and press Enter key:


    Code:
    Chkdsk  C:  /f
    You will be prompted to schedule a error checking for C: partition type Y and press Enter key.

    You will have to reboot your computer to repair the NTFS file system for the C: partition.
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  3. Posts : 30,741
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       05 Feb 2018 #3

    bertie11 said: View Post
    Just that. I have several short cuts on the desktop, some of which are downloads. Once I have finished with the shortcut I delete it (I'm asked to confirm deletion) but the icon is still there. If I then try to delete it again I'm told that it doesn't exist or has moved.

    Then if I reboot the icon has gone! Any idea how I can fix this please?

    Thanks.


    Windows 10 - all updates.
    Hello bertie, :)

    This can sometimes happen when there's an issue with your desktop not refreshing.

    As a workaround, manually refreshing the desktop (F5 or right click on desktop > Refresh) should clear it.
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  4.    05 Feb 2018 #4

    Thanks Brink, nice and easy, I should have thought of that!

    And thanks FreeBooter, good ole chkdsk, again I had forgotten that as well.
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  5.    05 Feb 2018 #5

    We are glad to hear your issue has been resolved, thank you for letting us know that all is now well!
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  6. Posts : 30,741
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       05 Feb 2018 #6

    Glad we could help. :)
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