Windows 10: .pdf icon cannot be removed from the desktop

Discus and support .pdf icon cannot be removed from the desktop in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; From a web page I saved as a .pdf,now I have the icon on the desktop. But,I cannot remove it,open or rename this icon. I tried to move it to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by W10Valt, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. W10Valt Win User

    .pdf icon cannot be removed from the desktop


    From a web page I saved as a .pdf,now I have the icon on the desktop.

    But,I cannot remove it,open or rename this icon.

    I tried to move it to the recycle bin but nothing happens.

    I'm not an expert at all.

    Can,please,someone help me.

    Thank you

    :)
     
    W10Valt, Apr 6, 2019
    #1
  2. Mussels Win User

    Removing desktop icons

    the icons are located in 'all users' folder somewhere (for example, i see a few shared icons in "C:\Users\Public\Desktop" )

    The only way to fix those, is to remove the icons from there, and place them on to each users desktops manually. an admin may need to do this.
     
    Mussels, Apr 6, 2019
    #2
  3. Remove Linux Desktop Icons

    I am not sure whether this will work (Ubuntu does not have icons like that on the desktop by default), but I suggest opening the trash bin and sweeping the icons into the window showing the trash bin.
     
    Peter1986C, Apr 6, 2019
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  4. Error 404 Win User

    .pdf icon cannot be removed from the desktop

    Removing desktop icons

    I want to remove some Icons from my desktop, but Vista asks for Admin permission to continue (I'm not an admin *Frown .pdf icon cannot be removed from the desktop :( ).
    It seems that whenever I delete one of these icons from my desktop, it is also removed from all the other user accounts. For example, I deleted the Skype icon from my desktop, and it was then removed from everyone elses as well.
    How can I delete icons from my desktop only, without affecting anyone elses?
     
    Error 404, Apr 6, 2019
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