Deleted Icons re-appear on Desktop

Discussion in 'Performance & Tweaks' started by KiwiHawk, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. KiwiHawk


    Jul 9, 2008
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    Auckland, NZ
    Hi I'm a newbie her, so apologies if someone has already asked.

    But I have a problem where periodically any deleted icons or files from either my desktop or quick launch bar re-appear.

    For example I have a bunch of PDF files on my desktop I don't need anymore, I dragged the files into the recycle bin, then emptied the recycle bin, refreshed the desktop and kept on working.

    A few hours later they are all back again.

    I can open the pdf files and the all appear as they did the day they were created.

    I wasn't doing anything weird for them to come back, just checking emails, working on database on my pc and paying bills.

    Also any icon from an old program re-appears, programs have been uninstalled long ago, but the icons keep coming back.

    Doesn't matter what I try they keep coming back. Sometimes after a few days and reboots, other times only after a few hours.

    I've never seen anything like it before in my years of using PC's

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.....
    KiwiHawk, Jul 9, 2008
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