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Desktop icon won't leave!

By vale46
Apr 5, 2010
  1. Hi all, and happy easter, if you celebrate it ;p

    For 2 days now i have noticed something strange within W7 Ultimate 64.

    If i try to delete any type of file from my desktop the icon wont dissapear unless i refresh the desktop.

    What i mean is, if i drag or right click a file (picture, folder or film etc) and select delete, the file goes to the recycle bin no problem, but it appears to stay on the desktop too. It is definately in the bin also, if i select the file once in the bin it wont open because windows tells me it doesnt exsist so why is the icon left behind ? its anoying to have to refresh to see it dissapear.

    Also emptying the bin of the file doesnt make a difference either. Icon remains.

    I have ran a virus check, spyware, malware etc... PC is as clean as a whistle.

    Reboot dont make a difference either.

    Any ideas as to what is causing this minor problem.

    Many thanks for reading,

    Kindest regards,

    Vale.
     
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