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Hi Gentlemen,

I am running XP Pro with Service pack 3. When I download anything an icon/link is automatically pasted onto my desktop. Trying to remove an icon (using <Delete> and sending to the trash bin) to clear a very crowded desktop just seems to generate another copy of the icon.

Can anyone suggest how best to stop the downloads from appearing on the desktop in the first place and the most efficient way of clearing the hundreds which are already there.

Help will be greatly appreciated.

Bob
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If you browse with Intenet Explorer click Tools and then click Internet Options. Click Advanced and then click Restore Advanced Settings. Close IE.

Download Temp File Cleaner from here. Run the program (no installation required). Click on Settings and check all options. Run the cleaner and when finished see if you can delete the shortcuts.
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If you use firefox, click tools>options and on the main tab under downloads browse where you want to save the downloaded files.

Another program which would help you to clear your pc from all those files which you don't want is zappit system cleaner. Download it by pressing here. Don't worry, it's a free program, you won't have to pay anything.

Edited by Innos, 09 December 2010 - 12:32 PM.

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Thanks Guys - I will run those and report back. Much appreciated.

Bob
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