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566567, Weird Icon on desktop|
Posted by Digiti 123, Sat Aug-01-20 08:54 PM
Does anyone know what this is? If I click on it in becomes a duplicate recycle bin.
I am using Win 10 1909
566569, RE: Weird Icon on desktop|
Posted by nightlyreader, Sun Aug-02-20 04:30 AM
Right click, Properties.
566575, RE: Weird Icon on desktop|
Posted by Digiti 123, Sun Aug-02-20 08:30 PM
Double clicking the icon opens a duplicate of my recycle bin, The icon does not respond to rt or left clicking to get properties.
566576, RE: Weird Icon on desktop|
Posted by KJT, Sun Aug-02-20 09:00 PM
Have you tried dragging and dropping it into the recycle bin?
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Posted by Digiti 123, Mon Aug-03-20 06:07 AM
Moving the icon over the recycle bin just superimposes it on top of the bin or inside the recycle bin folder..It cannot be deleted
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Posted by therube, Mon Aug-03-20 04:25 PM
Maybe physically look at (& you'd have to "translate" the directory location to what works for you) places like:
E:\Documents and Settings\digiti\Desktop
E:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop
& see if one of those locations doesn't hold this icon, & then if you check its' Properties... ?
566579, RE: Weird Icon on desktop|
Posted by Digiti 123, Tue Aug-04-20 05:57 PM
I found nothing in the locations you mentioned. I guess this is something I will have to live with. This is a relatively new install of Windows 10 on a fresh SSD
566580, RE: Weird Icon on desktop|
Posted by Ttech, Tue Aug-04-20 10:55 PM
I've seen this before, but I don't remember what caused it or how I got rid of it. Can you try scanning with with ADW Cleaner and Malwarebytes? Are there any new items in Programs and Features under Control Panel?
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Posted by KJT, Wed Aug-05-20 12:18 AM
A couple more things to try: Since you can't delete the new, duplicate icon, try dragging and dropping the old icon onto the new one. If it deletes, then, Voila!, you're down to a single bin.
Also, try going to Services>Personalization>Themes>Desktop Icon Settings (located in right side column) and uncheck the Recycle Bin Checkbox if it is indeed checked. Click apply - or cancel, if it isn't checked..
566582, RE: Weird Icon on desktop|
Posted by Digiti 123, Wed Aug-05-20 05:04 AM
Sorry I tried both to no avail.
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Posted by digiti123, Wed Aug-05-20 09:42 PM
The bogus recycle bin is in the center of my desktop image
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Posted by KJT, Thu Aug-06-20 12:36 AM
I fixed your attachment for you. It's a jpg not a txt extension.
It took me a few seconds to find the icon. It looks like a "ghost" icon. Are you on a company network/server?
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Posted by Digiti 123, Thu Aug-06-20 11:19 AM
No. It is my personal computer not on a server or domain.
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Posted by KJT, Thu Aug-06-20 11:51 AM
Just grasping at straws now:
Create a virtual additional desktop to see if the icon remains.
Create a new user.
Or, remove any other unneeded User.
Or, try restarting in safe mode to see if the icon still appears.
Drag and drop the icon, if possible, somewhere less distracting.
Consider trying Windows repair.