Cannot delete icon from desktop

By Cherokee
Jan 21, 2006
  1. Hello:
    My name is Tim and I'm having a bit of trouble with an icon from a game I was downloading, then stopped.

    I am running Windows XP home.
    I tried to download a monopoly game. It was taking too long, so I quit the download, but I cannot delete the icon.
    When I try to move the icon to the trash can it says to make sure the disk is not being used or write protected. There is no disk, just an icon.
    So, I found this site and tried to go into my command promt and delete it, typing the path and name of the program. The prompt tells me I do not have access to it and cannot delete it...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    here is what I get. Is there anyone that can help?

    C:\Documents and Settings\Tim>
    Could Not Find C:\Documents an

    I type:

    del"C:Documents and Settings\Tim\Desktop\Monopoly3Setup-dm*"

    And get:

    Access is denied.

  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You could also download the Pocket killbox programme from HERE

    It`s usually very good at getting rid of stubborn files.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. sjps220

    sjps220 TS Rookie Posts: 106

    I had almost the exact same problem last week and I did what howard recommended and it worked perfectly. Good Luck!
  5. trisshona

    trisshona TS Rookie

    Deskstop icon/image

    I tried downloading something. But on my deskstop is doesn't appear like any of the other shortcuts. I cannot open it or delete. I do want to remove it. But how.
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

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