Can't delete shortcut

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Champagne Charlie, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. I placed a shortcut on my desktop, actually it was a link (url) to a website
    but I didn't realise how long the string was! I moved it into a folder where
    it still is, but it has a lot of characters and it seems to have no
    extension. I right-click on it, but it doesn't give me any options other
    than 'print' and 'copy'. I have tried to delete it, but it just won't go.
    Windows makes that 'plop' sound, and that's all I get! It won't even move
    now. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this 'rogue' file?
    TIA.
    C.C.

    (I use Win XP Pro).
    Champagne Charlie, Jun 1, 2004
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  2. Champagne Charlie

    °Mike° Guest

    How do I delete an 'undeletable' file
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_d.htm#del


    On Tue, 1 Jun 2004 03:46:57 +0100, in
    <03Suc.43327$>
    "Champagne Charlie" <FreeSoft@(SkipTheBrackets)Tiscali.co.uk> scrawled:

    >I placed a shortcut on my desktop, actually it was a link (url) to a website
    >but I didn't realise how long the string was! I moved it into a folder where
    >it still is, but it has a lot of characters and it seems to have no
    >extension. I right-click on it, but it doesn't give me any options other
    >than 'print' and 'copy'. I have tried to delete it, but it just won't go.
    >Windows makes that 'plop' sound, and that's all I get! It won't even move
    >now. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this 'rogue' file?
    >TIA.
    >C.C.
    >
    >(I use Win XP Pro).
    >
    >
    >


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    °Mike°, Jun 1, 2004
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  3. Champagne Charlie, Jun 1, 2004
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  4. Champagne Charlie

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    °Mike°, Jun 1, 2004
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