[Win7] Can't Delete Shortcut from Desktop

O/S:           Windows 7, SPK 1

I have two Users on this machine:
(1) User1  - admin
(2) User2  

On User2's Desktop there's a shortcut that should be removed. (It's a shortcut to a program, that User2 does not use).

I login as User2.
I rightclick the icon and press Delete.
I get the following message:  "You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this file".

I logoff and login as User1.
In the hope of deleting it, I navigate to \C:\Users\User2\Desktop\   , using WindowsExplorer.        
However, I'm surprised to find that this particular shortcut is not present in the Desktop folder.

Any suggestions how to get rid of the shortcut?

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

I'm wondering if the file is hidden on the User1 side.

Plan B,    Set User2 as Admin temporarily, then try deleting from the User2 account.
Rob MinersCommented:
Also check in C:\Users\Public\Desktop for the link.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Another thing you might try is opening cmd.exe with Run as Administrator, navigate to c:\user2\desktop and delete the shortcut using the DEL command. I do this to delete these kind of objects.
CE101Author Commented:
Hi Tailoreddigital and RobMiners and JohnHurst:

Thank you for responding.
Rob was right.
The shortcut was in C:\Users\Public\PublicDesktop.
I deleted it from Public and it was automatically gone from User2.

I'm new to Win7 (having just migrated from Win2000) so I was not aware of the PublicDesktop.

Note:  I have awarded most of the points to Rob, because he had the simplest solution.
However thanks again to all!
Rob MinersCommented:
Your welcome :)
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 7

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.