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Comments on: Delete a Desktop Shortcut http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/ Basic Computer Information is a resource for website owners to learn basic computer skills to manage their websites. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 05:24:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Melanie http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-151389 Thu, 10 May 2012 22:12:51 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-151389 Diskeeper recently changed their name to Condusiv Technologies. You can visit their site here http://www.condusiv.com/

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By: Basic Computer Information http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-146398 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:15:00 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-146398 Yes once you reboot the computer. However a computer forenstic person could probably find it. Do you use anything to wipe your free space?

This article is about computer disposal but is also relevant to your question:

First, you should understand that deleting files, and even formatting your hard drive, are not sufficient. Both processes really just remove the information the hard drive needs to find the data, not the data itself. Deleted files can be undeleted and formatted hard drives can be recovered.

To be sure that your data is removed beyond all practical ability to recover it, you should use a wiping or erasing utility. These tools overwrite every sector of the hard drive with binary 1’s and 0’s. Those that meet government security standards even overwrite each sector multiple times for added protection.

Erasing Your Personal Data Before You Sell or Trash Your Hard Drive

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By: JM http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-146273 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 02:03:00 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-146273 I want to delete a shortcut on my desktop that is a file I made myself. Since the file is to big for the recycling bin, Windows asks me if I want to permanently delete it. Will that make in not available on my computer anymore?

PLEASE HELPP!

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By: Basic Computer Information http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-124397 Sun, 11 Dec 2011 03:48:46 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-124397 I would figure out how to stop the program you are using for cleaning purposes from removing the stuff you want to keep myself.

Have you tried deleting the desktop shortcut, empty the recycle bin then running the cleaning program?

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By: Brrenda http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-124306 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 14:06:51 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-124306 I would really like to do that but how do I restore something if I accidentally delete it, if I delete my recycle bin?

I also have a program that cleans my registry etc., and I notice that afterwards I have more in my recycle bin and I have had to restore some things that I didn’t want deleted. That is why I am hesitant to delete my recycle bin. If there are any alternatives, I would really appreciate knowing about them.

Thanks

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By: Basic Computer Information http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-124202 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 22:36:44 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-124202 Try emptying the recycle bin before shutting down.

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By: Brrenda http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-124132 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:39:59 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-124132 I restored quite a few file from my recycle bin. Now, every time I start my computer, it loads all the shortcuts to the desktop. I tried deleting the shortcuts back to the recycle bin but upon rebooting, they all show up on my desktop again.

How can I prevent them permanently from showing up on my desktop?

Thanks.

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By: Basic Computer Information http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-118363 Sun, 13 Nov 2011 03:18:43 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-118363 Not sure why your are having problems. As a test I just moved my Adobe Acrobat shortcut to the recycle bin with no problem. Are you sure you are logged in with an account that has the permissions to do this?

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By: rodney http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-118323 Sat, 12 Nov 2011 23:41:19 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-118323 followed your instructions for removing desktop icons but still cannot remove them. Their are 3 which denie me access to the file and requests confirmation. skype short cut tspro short cut and adobe x sortcut

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By: Basic Computer Information http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-104371 Wed, 29 Jun 2011 02:26:40 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-104371 I have Auslogics Disk Defrag installed on my Win7 machine and haven’t had a problem. I use to use http://www.diskeeper.com/ Free but they have either discontinued it or are hiding the link for the free version.

With Win7 it has a defrag scheduled by default. The only thing is it is set to run a something like 1am, when most people have their machines off. Defragment Your Windows 7 Computer Just set the schedule to a time when your computer is on and it won’t interfer with your work.

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