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Desktop icon removal

By jamesketchell
Jun 6, 2006
  1. Hi All,

    I mistakenly downloaded a skype update to my desktop last week, rather than my downloads folder. The file was called SkypeSetup.exe. Since it was downloaded and installed i have been unable to remove the SkypeSetup.exe icon from my desktop.

    I've shut down skype, even uninstalled skype completely but every time i click delete on the icon i get the following warning.

    " cannot delete SkypeSetup.exe: it is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using this file and try again"

    Can anyone suggest a work around to the problem?

    James
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

  3. jamesketchell

    jamesketchell TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the tip, i gave it a try and got the same warning :( Is there any way i can see what program is trying to associate with it? I'm assuming its a skype file, but as i say even after skype removal i get the same problem.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Download the Pocket killbox programme from HERE. That should be able to get rid of it.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. jamesketchell

    jamesketchell TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That did it! Selected File Kill and End explorer shell while killing file and it worked.

    Thanks a lot for the advice. Now if you can just help me sort out my windows media player, you will make it to my xmas card list.....
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s good news.

    For your media player problems, please open a new thread in our Audio and video forum.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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