How delete invalid shortcut from Quick Launch area in Windows XP?
Posted on 2007-11-25
How do I remove an invalid shortcut now in the Quick Launch area of the Windows XP taskbar?
When I try to delete it, I get the error: "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk." I look at the shortcut's properties and on the Shortcut Tab it says "This is not a valid shortcut", and there is no target listed; since all fields there are greyed out, I cannot enter a target. On the General tab, in the one text field at the top it lists a file name (rocket.eps), and for Location all I can see is:
"C:\documents and Settings\Administrator\\Applicat".
I had inadvertently dragged a file rocket.eps to the Quick Launch area and then, while trying to get rid of that, inadvertently created the shortcut to it. But putting the file itself back there still doesn't make the shortcut point to that target nor allow me to delete the shortcut.