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How to delete empty (0 byte) desktop icons

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July 31, 2012 5:17:31 AM

How to delete an empty (0 byte) but named desktop icon?
July 31, 2012 5:49:14 PM

run regedit

and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace

under NameSpace you will see GUIDs check them(dont remove recycle or my computer ....) if you find remove GUID



if it does not solve use

rd /s /q "file path"
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December 24, 2013 10:22:55 PM

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August 18, 2014 5:35:35 PM

Are you trying to delete the icon or the file it represents? Judging by the fact that you said there's no file attached, all you have to do is right click the icon and hit "delete".
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