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dragonfire0130
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How do you remove the Recent Places icon from the Desktop?

Does Anyone Know: How do you remove the Recent Places icon from the Desktop? It popped up on my desktop this morning and I don't want it there. Hitting the delete key or draging and dropping into recycle bin don't do anything. I don't really want to do a system restore unless I have to. Thanks to anyone that can help.

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Re: How do you remove the Recent Places icon from the Desktop?

What operating System are you using?

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dragonfire0130
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Re: How do you remove the Recent Places icon from the Desktop?

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium.

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Re: How do you remove the Recent Places icon from the Desktop?

Hello, sometimes right clicking on the desktop and selecting “Refresh” will work… if not try the steps below.

 

- Go to “Computer” in the start menu.

- Right click on 'Recent Places' on the left side of the window

- Choose 'Send To' --> 'Desktop (create shortcut)'

- Right click the desktop icon and delete.

- Right click on Desktop click “Refresh”

 

Or try.

 

- Go to “Computer” in the start menu.

- Drag “Recent Places” to favorite’s folder

- Right click on the new “Recent Places”

- Choose 'Send To' --> 'Desktop (create shortcut)'

- Right click on Desktop click “Refresh”

- Delete the icon.

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dragonfire0130
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Re: How do you remove the Recent Places icon from the Desktop?

Thank you the first suggestion worked.

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tink7
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Re: How do you remove the POP UP ON HP DUMB ADAPTOR from the Desktop?

How ABOUT REMOVING THIS ANNOYING POP UP ABOUT THE ADAPTOR? THIS IS CRAZY AND GREAT WAY TO LOOSE HP CUSTOMERS WHEN U CAN'T JUST SIMPLY RIGHT CLICK AND DELETE

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