Remove a desktop shortcut Icon that will not delete

Posted on 2008-06-20
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hello Experts,

Well this should be fairly easy. I have a Icon on the desk top called "AVG 7.7" The avg program was updated to 8.0 and this Icon was left on the desktop. When I try to delete it I am informed that the Item refers to a location that does not exsit anymore.
So I'm guess that we should be able to remove it from a registry entry. but that's my guess and why I am asking.
I did some poking around but had no luck, so How do we get rid of it?

Mike R
Question by:Compservices
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Click Start
Click RUN
Type CMD, and press Enter
Type CD\, and press Enter
Type CD %USERPROFILE%, and press Enter
Type CD Desktop, and press Enter
Type DIR *.lnk, and press Enter
Locate the shortcut name
Type del <name>.lnk

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