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Digiti 123Sat Aug-01-20 08:54 PM
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"Weird Icon on desktop"


          

Does anyone know what this is? If I click on it in becomes a duplicate recycle bin.
I am using Win 10 1909

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nightlyreaderSun Aug-02-20 04:30 AM
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#1. "RE: Weird Icon on desktop"
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Right click, Properties.

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Digiti 123Sun Aug-02-20 08:30 PM
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Double clicking the icon opens a duplicate of my recycle bin, The icon does not respond to rt or left clicking to get properties.

  

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KJTSun Aug-02-20 09:00 PM
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#3. "RE: Weird Icon on desktop"
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Have you tried dragging and dropping it into the recycle bin?

Jim.

  

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Digiti 123Mon Aug-03-20 06:07 AM
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#4. "RE: Weird Icon on desktop"
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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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therubeMon Aug-03-20 04:25 PM
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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... ?

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Digiti 123Tue Aug-04-20 05:57 PM
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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

  

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TtechTue Aug-04-20 10:55 PM
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#7. "RE: Weird Icon on desktop"
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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?

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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KJTWed Aug-05-20 12:18 AM
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#8. "RE: Weird Icon on desktop"
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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..

Jim.

  

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Digiti 123Wed Aug-05-20 05:04 AM
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#9. "RE: Weird Icon on desktop"
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Sorry I tried both to no avail.

  

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digiti123Wed Aug-05-20 09:42 PM
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#10. "RE: Weird Icon on desktop"
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The bogus recycle bin is in the center of my desktop image

Attachment #1, (txt file)

  

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KJTThu Aug-06-20 12:36 AM
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#11. "RE: Weird Icon on desktop"
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Thu Aug-06-20 12:47 AM by KJT

  

          



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?



Jim.

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Digiti 123Thu Aug-06-20 11:19 AM
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#12. "RE: Weird Icon on desktop"
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No. It is my personal computer not on a server or domain.

  

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KJTThu Aug-06-20 11:51 AM
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#13. "RE: Weird Icon on desktop"
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Just grasping at straws now:

Create a virtual additional desktop to see if the icon remains.

Or,

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.

etc.

Jim.

  

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