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Remove shortcuts from "my computer"

By dae_amp_ika_dtp
Nov 17, 2007
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  1. hi. i have installed two updated programs for nokia pc suite, and creative zen micro. after the installations it added a new shortcut for the updated program but it did not remove the old one. is there a way i can delete or choose not to display it, without having to uninstall the programs? i want to remove the old shorcuts from displaying. heres a screenshot i took right after i click on "my computer". this is windows xp btw. any help is apreciated. thanks in advance.
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  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    try ccleaner. Otherwise you can try uninstalling all of it, then just reinstalling just the new ones.
     
  3. dae_amp_ika_dtp

    dae_amp_ika_dtp TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    after uninstalling them it still didnt work. it just shows like an empty folder icon now.... whats cclean? thanks.
     
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    CCleaner is a program that can clean unneeded entries in your registry

    your pc still thinks that these locations are here so run the registry scan in CCleaner (google for it) and it should get rid of them
     
  5. dae_amp_ika_dtp

    dae_amp_ika_dtp TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    :( still didnt work. anything else i could try?
     
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Delete them

    Shortcuts can be deleted or dragged to the Recycle Bin.
    Ignore the warning if it's described as a shortcut.
    But i don't see 2 copies of anything.
    The second 1 is usually named with a 2 at the end of it's name.
    You can't have 2 files or folders with the same name.
     
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