Removing un removeable items from desktop

I installed WSFTP program and it put an icon on the desktop, its exaclty like recyclebin and mycompuer, it can not be deleted, anyone know how to delete it?

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craig_capelAsked:
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LarryNixonCommented:
Try going to Windows Explorer,  select Windows,  find Desktop and delete the shortcut there.
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LarryNixonCommented:
Try going to Windows Explorer,  select Windows,  find Desktop and delete the shortcut there.
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rayt333Commented:
If that proposed answer don't help then please reject it and try this to see if it helps:
Removing Icons from your Desktop (Windows 9x and NT)
 This key contains a number of subkeys which hold information about the namespace extensions of icons on your desktop. Through this key you can control which icons are visible on the desktop, including the My Computer, Inbox, MSN and Internet icons.
The name of each key is a globally unique identifier (GUID), and the default value of each key is a human-readable name for the namespace extension, although this is not the same name as the icon on the desktop.

 To delete an icon from your desktop:
1. Step through the subkeys until you find the key representing the icon you want to remove from your desktop, delete the key and the icon should disappear.
 Registry Settings:
 Key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace]
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craig_capelAuthor Commented:
Like I said, If you can't delete it from the desktop itself what makes you think explorer can delete it? Its lie trying to delete recycle bin........


and Ray, you know the other comment would not work!, That worked a treat, looks a little dangerous that method does it someone was to use a programming language who could use the Registry properly, such as me :)


Thanks for trying Larry, but no help, Ray re post something as an answer, thanks.


Craig C.
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rayt333Commented:
Reposting as the answer
Removing Icons from your Desktop (Windows 9x and NT)
This key contains a number of subkeys which hold information about the namespace extensions of icons on your desktop. Through this key you can control which icons are visible on the desktop, including the My Computer, Inbox, MSN and Internet icons.
The name of each key is a globally unique identifier (GUID), and the default value of each key is a human-readable name for the namespace extension, although this is not the same name as the icon on the desktop.

To delete an icon from your desktop:
1. Step through the subkeys until you find the key representing the icon you want to remove from your desktop, delete the key and the icon should disappear.
                 Registry Settings:
                 Key:
                [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace]
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craig_capelAuthor Commented:
Well, you better have the all the points!!!, well i had none or i would give more
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