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Desktop icon does not delete

  1. #1

    Join Date : Oct 2008
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    Vista Home Premium 32bit
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    Desktop icon does not delete

    Hi folks,

    I have an icon on my desktop which refuses to get deleted.
    I have gone looked at various other posts and have tried to follow the steps..unfortunately none of them have helped me get rid of the sticky icon.
    the file name is RATATO~1.rm and i dont know how it was created.
    * deleting in safe mode doesnt help.
    * tried shedding the file wid mcafee...doesnt work.
    * deleting from cmd prompt doesnt delete.
    * have tried to remove the registry entry, there are various entries and am not able to figure out the exact entry.
    When i try to delete, the delete program goes into an infinite loop.
    says " recycling 1 item..calculating time remaining" and gets stuck.

    please help!


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  2. #2

    Join Date : Apr 2008
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    Vista Bussiness x64 PL
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    Re: Desktop icon does not delete

    So if everything fails use some liveCD linux for example DSL information

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  3. #3
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    Join Date : Feb 2008
    The Lowcountry
    Posts : 2,616
    Vista 64-bit Ultimate Win7 64-bit Ultimate XP SP3 32-bit Pro
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    Re: Desktop icon does not delete

    Hello veeseekey, welcome to Vista forums!

    Have a good look at this tutorial at the link below, to see if it will help you clean the registry.
    It's a place to start.

    Registry Editor - Find and Find Next

    Keep us informed!

    Later Ted

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    Join Date : Apr 2007
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    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)
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    Re: Desktop icon does not delete

    Hello VeeseeKay,

    Since you have the 32 bit Vista, you might see if using the free program Unlocker will allow you to delete it.

    Hope this helps,

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  5. #5

    Join Date : Jan 2009
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    Vista Ultimate 32bit
    Local Time: 20:18


    Re: Desktop icon does not delete

    Hey! Just thought Id mention I had exactly the same problem with a .rm file (Real Player) that would not delete off the desktop. The Unlocker Assistant worked brilliantly, stopped EXPLORER.EXE using the file and deleted it!

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