A minor irritant : Recent Places shortcut

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  1. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    No idea what I did, all of a sudden I have a Recent Places shortcut on my desktop and I am unable to delete because right click at it does not provide Delete option.
    I tried to drag/drop the shortcut to Recycle Bin, wouldn't take it.
    I even "removed" Recent Places from under Favorites folder, still I cannot get rid of its shortcut.
    I don't want to do system restore unless I have to.

    Any other idea ?
    Thank you.
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    I googled and found the answer. So simple, but how could I have thought that way ?

    Open Windows Explorer > drag/drop the desktop icon into Favorites > Refresh > desktop icon is gone.
    Right click at the one that was dropped to Favorites > select Remove > that one is gone.
    Done.
     

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