Windows 10: How do I remove a shortcut from my desktop without deleting the file? - Windows 10

Discus and support How do I remove a shortcut from my desktop without deleting the file? - Windows 10 in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; About ten minutes ago I had to do an update, and after doing it I find I had Microsoft Edge put on my desktop and taskbar. I've been able to unpin it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by finlandsberet, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. How do I remove a shortcut from my desktop without deleting the file? - Windows 10


    About ten minutes ago I had to do an update, and after doing it I find I had Microsoft Edge put on my desktop and taskbar. I've been able to unpin it from my taskbar, but how to I remove the shortcut icon without actually deleting the whole thing? Is there even a way? It's just I really don't want it sitting on my desktop.


    Thank you for any help!

    :)
     
    finlandsberet, Jul 8, 2020
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  2. essenbe Win User

    How do I remove desktop folder shortcut from desktop?


    @Cliff S, Cliff, that's what I know too. If deleting it removes his desktop content, I thought it had to be the User Desktop folder.
     
    essenbe, Jul 8, 2020
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  3. Cliff S Win User
    How do I remove desktop folder shortcut from desktop?


    If it is just a shortcut, it is only a link and should NOT delete the Desktop folder.
    I just tried and had no problems.
    I followed what you did, dragged the quick access icon to the desktop, properties was no help, because it is a .lnk and not a folder or file, or worse yet the library.

    deleted in recycle bin

    How do I remove a shortcut from my desktop without deleting the file? - Windows 10 [​IMG]


    emptied recycle bin

    How do I remove a shortcut from my desktop without deleting the file? - Windows 10 [​IMG]


    My Desktop is still thereHow do I remove a shortcut from my desktop without deleting the file? - Windows 10 :)

    How do I remove a shortcut from my desktop without deleting the file? - Windows 10 [​IMG]


    *Wink
     
    Cliff S, Jul 8, 2020
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  4. Cliff S Win User

    How do I remove a shortcut from my desktop without deleting the file? - Windows 10

    How do I remove desktop folder shortcut from desktop?


    @Mahir007 can you post a window shot or screeenshot of the Icon and the Properties.

    I'm looking to see if it has a Location Tab like this:
    This is from C:\Users\my name
    This is the Desktop folder and NOT a shortcut.


    How do I remove a shortcut from my desktop without deleting the file? - Windows 10 [​IMG]

    As you can see in the next window shot, this is properties for a shortcut, and does not have a Location tab:

    How do I remove a shortcut from my desktop without deleting the file? - Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Cliff S, Jul 8, 2020
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