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I have a new Icon named BMPERROR, it is in by windows\system.log.
What is it and why can't I delete it. It appeared on my desktop and I can,t find and info on it

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GeprgeAnn
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by:Asta Cu
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When you right click the icon with your mouse and access properties, what information does it provide?

Have you tried from Start - Find files or folders - type in the icon name and search "my computer"?  Once found, you can also right click and access properties for information.  Please post what you find.
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by:gar1
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The properties are:
Type Log file
Location c:\windows\desktop
Sie  138 Bytes
MS-DOS Name BMPERROR.LOG
I got those by right clicking the mouse on the Icon. If I try to open the file I get nothing. If I try to find the file, I can search for it and I get the same properties.
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Most LOG files on my computer are text files.  When you double click the file, can you see what's in it?  What error messages are written in there?  If it doesn't automatically open when you double click, use NOTEPAD to open the file and check errors.

You should be able to delete this from your desktop by dragging it to your recycle bin, right-clicking mouse and choosing delete, or by Right-clicking my computer, choosing EXPLORE and navigating to your Desktop to delete the object from there.

If this works for you, great, let me know and I'll repost as an answer.  If not, let us know for other options.
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Open a DOS window and type del then drag the file to the window this copies the dos file name and path to the end of the line if that doesnt work try deltree and do the same. I had the same issue with a file in my recycle bin that I could not delete. this was my fix :-)
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by:gar1
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I think Astaec gave a muc better answer, I was able to delete the Icon
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Most LOG files on my computer are text files.  When you double click the file, can you see what's in it?  What error messages are written in there?  If it doesn't automatically open when you double click, use NOTEPAD to open the file and check errors.
I've reposted the recommendation you indicated as the accepted response as this answer.  Thank you, I'm thrilled this resolved your problem.

You should be able to delete this from your desktop by dragging it to your recycle bin, right-clicking mouse and choosing delete, or by Right-clicking my computer, choosing EXPLORE and navigating to your Desktop to delete the object from there.

If this works for you, great, let me know and I'll repost as an answer.  If not, let us know for other options.
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I've checked a number of computers, and don't find this file or entry anywhere, and can't answer you as to how it got there.  Perhaps you have your desktop targeted for the default download area, and/or a shortcut was inadvertently dragged or created there.

I'm happy your situation is resolved.  Thank you.
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I have also checked to see if I could find any info on the Icon and could not. I thank you for the time you spent helping me.It is reasuring to know you can find help if you need it.

Thanks again
GeorgeAnn
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I agree, I've also found help here, and find it most rewarding each time viable solutions are shared.

It was my pleasure.
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