Tiny issue, but irritating none the less.

#1
Recently played the Diablo 3 beta, put an icon of it on my taskbar, and now I can't remove it. I uninstalled it hoping that would get rid of it, but that just changed it to a "blank-page icon", and even before I uninstalled Diablo 3, when I would right-click on the icon, nothing would pop up, but I could launch the program from the same icon without any problems.

Anyone know how I can get rid of this icon?
 


kemical

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#2
Hi, if you open folder options (open my computer and you'll see it on the left) look under the view tab and check the box to display hidden folders. Then navigate to:

C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

You should be able to manually delete the offending icon from there..
 


#3
Hi, if you open folder options (open my computer and you'll see it on the left) look under the view tab and check the box to display hidden folders. Then navigate to:

C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

You should be able to manually delete the offending icon from there..
I managed to make my way into this folder, but the icon actually isn't showing up.
 


kemical

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#4
Hmm...… Try this. Navigate to here:

C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\IconCache.db

Delete the iconcache.db file and reboot. Your icons will be rebuilt and you'll hopefully lose the unwanted one on the taskbar. :)
 


#5
Hi, if you open folder options (open my computer and you'll see it on the left) look under the view tab and check the box to display hidden folders. Then navigate to:

C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

You should be able to manually delete the offending icon from there..

Sorry, but that didn't get rid of it either. It's strange, I can actually move the icon around on the taskbar but the computer is acting like it doesn't exist.
 


#6
OMGOSH LMAO!!!

I got rid of it. All I had to do after uninstalling the D3 Beta was click on the icon. It opened up a little window that basically said, "This program/icon does not exist, would you like to delete it?"
And uh..yeah that took care of it, and I feel slightly retarded. xD
 


kemical

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#7
LOL.. We've all been there... Glad you sorted it. :)
 


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