Windows 10: Ghost of a shortcut on desktop, undeleteable?

Discus and support Ghost of a shortcut on desktop, undeleteable? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; It's a .url file titled 2z0IupRlVRlDN5r2IVqHyN. Trying to delete it the normal way brings back a pop up labeled "Item Not Found" saying "Could not find... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JimPickens6, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Ghost of a shortcut on desktop, undeleteable?


    It's a .url file titled 2z0IupRlVRlDN5r2IVqHyN. Trying to delete it the normal way brings back a pop up labeled "Item Not Found" saying "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\Users\David\Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again."

    04/07/2021 01:33 PM <DIR> .

    04/07/2021 01:33 PM <DIR> ..
    0 Files 0 bytes
    2 Dirs 72,337,035,264 bytes free


    I haven't reset my computer yet so I might not come back to this if that's all it takes.

    :)
     
    JimPickens6, Apr 8, 2021
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  2. 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, Apr 8, 2021
    #2
  3. 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, Apr 8, 2021
    #3
  4. Ghost of a shortcut on desktop, undeleteable?

    How to pin app shortcut to desk top?

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow below steps to change pin the apps on the desktop screen and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to perform the below steps to add the apps on desktop.

    • Click on the “Start button” and locate the App that you want to pin to Desktop.
    • Right click on the “App” and click on “More options”.
    • Then click on “Open File location” and right click on the app, click on “Send to” option.
    • Then select “Desktop (Create shortcut)”.
    • Go to “Desktop” and check whether the app is located or not.

    Or Step 2: To add shortcuts to the desktop

    • Press and hold or right-click the desktop, tap or click New, and then tap or click Shortcut.
    • Enter the location of the item or tap or click Browse to find the item in File Explorer.

    Hope this information is helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Apr 8, 2021
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