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How to delete empty (0 byte) desktop icons

Last response: in Windows Vista
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

Greetings to y'all! I found the answer to this messy problem with the simple program called Unlocker.


I tried numerous proffered CMD solutions, MS solutions and a couple of other commercial programs. Unlocker did it. Thanks Cedrick from me Down-Under.