Your name sounds like the name of a band or the Bush plan in Iraq or
anywhere else. A couple tips:
1) Try right clicking the shortcut>properties>security tab>edit>choose the
user profile you want or add users>check all the
2) If the above does not help you, restart and F8 to Safe Mode>right click
start>open "explorer all users">find file and delete.
3) Or try these:
One of the most powerful free utilities is:
DelinvFile - Delete Invalid Files and Folders
How to Delete Undeletable folder Doug Knox MVP
How I Delete Undeletable File John Barnett MVP
and from Dan S. in an earlier thread:
You could try opening a cmd prompt, CD to the directory in which the folder
Do a dir /x, which will list the 'real' 8.3 names of files & folders.
Then try to delete with the RD command.
"thing50" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I uninstalled a few programs and now I cannot remove their shortcuts from
> desktop, it says 'this item is no longer located in users/public/public
> desktop...please verify its location'. I went to user/desktop and the
> shortcuts are not in there...confused as how to remove them!