Windows 10: Can I automatically remove shortcuts on desktop?

Discus and support Can I automatically remove shortcuts on desktop? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hey I have a laptop provided by my organization that automatically adds around 7 shortcuts to my desktop every time I turn on the computer. I'd assume... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/qCamm, Jun 17, 2020.

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    Can I automatically remove shortcuts on desktop?


    Hey

    I have a laptop provided by my organization that automatically adds around 7 shortcuts to my desktop every time I turn on the computer. I'd assume the network admins have done this to help with locating important sites we may need, however, I'm not in need of having the shortcuts as I use browser bookmarks instead.

    If I delete them they remain deleted until I shut down and turn my computer on again, in which they reappear.

    Is there a script I can run on startup that will automatically remove these pesky shortcuts?

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    /u/qCamm, Jun 17, 2020
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    Icon placed on desktop automatically removed by windows defender. we are using Incometax software
     
    BhanudasKolhe, Jun 17, 2020
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  3. Desktop Shortcut Icons

    Hi Mik-Dav,

    The desktop shortcut created for a specific website should bear the website's actual logo. With what you've experienced, there could be something wrong with how the shortcut was created.

    If you've created the shortcut by selecting Create shortcut, then we suggest that you try the other way, that is by dragging the website icon that appears in the address bar to your desktop. Follow these steps:

    • Using Internet Explorer, access a website.
    • Once the website opens, you will see its icon in the address bar.
    • Click and drag the icon on your desktop.

    The website shortcut bearing its actual logo should now be saved on your desktop.

    Let us know if you need further help.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Jun 17, 2020
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  4. Can I automatically remove shortcuts on desktop?

    Desktop Shortcut Icons

    I tried using Edge that comes with the computer and I can see the logo you are talking about. When I try to drag it to the desktop you can see that I have it but as soon as I drop it the window opens rather than putting the shortcut icon on the desktop.
     
    mik-dav 1500, Jun 17, 2020
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