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I have an Icon (actually 2,both the same) on the desktop that I have not been able to remove. I can't delete,move,copy,rename,send to, etc. I started to download a program from a trusted site and because it was loading so slowly I stopped the download. An Icon from the program was on the desktop but it showed 0 bytes. When I right click on the Icon, click properties, program, advanced a window pops up titled "Windows PIF Settings". Below that - Custom MS-DOS initialization files. Autoexec filename -- %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. Config filename -- %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG.NT. BTW both Icons are for UBCD4WinV30.exe. I can't find any adverse effect to my system. I just don't like seeing the extra Icons sitting there.
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Go to explorer>desktop> try to delete/move the icons from there.

Any luck?
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No. "Can't delete it is being used by another person or program". Other person doesn't apply so it must be another program that is the problem.
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Open taskmanager (ctrl+alt+del). is the process UBCD4WinV30.exe running by any chance? If it is, kill the process and try deleting the icon again from explorer.

hope it works.
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No. UBCD4WinV30.exe is NOT running.
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Hi mountaineer 62...

Click Start, then Run, type regedit and click "Ok". In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then , SOFTWARE, then Microsoft, then Windows, then CurrentVersion, then Explorer, then Desktop, then NameSpace.

Under NameSpace you will see a number if hexidecimal keys. Click on them one at a time and look in the right pane for the name of the icon in question. When you find it, delete the hexidecimal key in the left pane by right clicking on it and choosing "Delete".

Note: Any time you modify the registry, it is highly recommended that you export a backup of the registry by clicking on "File" on the toolbar, selecting "Export" from the menu, and saving it to a location you will remember.

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Went to the registry location and found the following:

Name------------------------------------Data
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Default-----------------------Computer Search Results folder

Default--------------------------------ReplayTV

Removal Message---------------------@mydocs.dll,-900

Default-----------------------------Recycle bin

Default-------------------------Search Results Folder

Total of 5 hex keys. None of them had te name of the Icons.
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Nuke it!

Move on Boot
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. All seeing all knowing Great One!

Are there any times that one shouldn't use this method for deleting files?
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Use it only on the files that won't delete normally. :whistling:

Oh, and...you are quite welcome! :blink:
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Thanks again. I'll try to get back to the thread I started the other day on Windows XP PRO vs Media Center Edition. Probably this Friday
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This is a really old thread but I'm having the exact same problem. And I just wanted to make sure that I don't delete the wrong thing.

Was it the "removal message" @mydoc.dll -900 that is to be deleted? Because that's the only thing that is in those folders for me.
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