Solved I have an icon on my desktop which i cant delete Tags: Desktops Windows 7 Last response: February 25, 2014 2:16 AM in Windows 7 Share sandcreature January 28, 2013 3:49:31 PM Hello, can anybody help me?. More about : icon desktop delete Reply to sandcreature sandcreature January 28, 2013 3:53:26 PM I have tried shift+delete and deleting from cmd. But each time it says the file doesn't exist. By the way the icon is a folder type Reply to sandcreature m 0 l neon neophyte a b $ Windows 7 January 28, 2013 3:59:00 PM right click on your desktop and go to "refresh." Reply to neon neophyte m 0 l Related resources Desktop icon cant be delete - Forum Icon on desktop that cant be touched/deleted - Forum New help fast, windows xp desktop icon overloaded, need to delete - Forum Can't delete network bridge or see icon for it - Forum Can't find desktop shortcut or programme icon - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sandcreature January 28, 2013 4:03:29 PM I have had this problem for the past 5 months. Refreshing and restarting have not helped. Reply to sandcreature m 0 l whiteodian January 28, 2013 4:03:39 PM Curios if it does just need a refresh. Please let us know. Common and annoying issue with Windows 7. Oh, you beat me to it. How about booting into safe mode with F8 and deleting it there Reply to whiteodian m 0 l Best solution neon neophyte a b $ Windows 7 January 28, 2013 4:08:35 PM try this: http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/ Reply to neon neophyte Share sandcreature January 28, 2013 4:18:44 PM I tried deleting it in safe mode just now. It didn't work. I'll try the download_unlocker and report back in a few minutes. Thanks for the help guys. Reply to sandcreature m 0 l whiteodian January 28, 2013 4:25:41 PM Was it an elevated command prompt you tried before? http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/112746-un... Reply to whiteodian m 0 l digdog January 28, 2013 4:26:08 PM when you try to delete, what is the message you get ? Reply to digdog m 0 l sandcreature January 28, 2013 4:39:18 PM Wohooooooooo.... The unlocker software deleted it. (well at first it said, it can't delete it but will try at the first reboot, but I tried again and voila! it was gone). LOVE YOU GUYS. THANKS A TON! Reply to sandcreature m 0 l sandcreature January 28, 2013 4:39:51 PM Best answer selected by sandcreature. Reply to sandcreature m 0 l jaywan5151 February 25, 2014 2:16:12 AM Long path tool can helpful on this situation. Thanks Reply to jaywan5151 m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedMysterious file on desktop, can't delete Forum How to delete Desktop configuration Icon Forum How to delete desktop icon sadow Forum I cant delete my usb icon after ejecting it from explorar Forum grayed out icon on desktop won't delete Forum Icon Won't Delete off Desktop Forum Desktop Icon Wont Perma-Delete Forum How I can delete icon in my desktop Forum Can't delete .avi file from desktop Forum Can't Delete messages on desktop Forum Icons won't delete from desktop Forum I cant see icon on my desktop Forum Mysterious file on desktop, can't delete Forum how can i get back the desktop icon i have accidentally deleted is their any way to find the icon ? Forum Mac OS can't find desktop icon Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !