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How do I remove a system folder from the Desktop?

Posted By : Debbi of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 5, 2002

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Morning Folks,

My wife installed an OCR program and now that I've uninstalled it using its uninstaller utility, I am left with a single folder on my desktop. It's listed as a SYSTEM FOLDER.

How do I get rid of a system folder?

I can't get the properties of it, I can't drag it to recycle, I can't highlight it and press delete.

Any ideas?


This question was answered on May 5, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try double-clicking on My Computer, then click on Desktop In the preview pane of Windows Explorer, you should see all the shortcuts that are currently on your desktop Right-click on the one you want to delete and choose Delete from the submenu If you still can not delete it, then drag it to your C:\Temp folder and leave it there.

The OCR software manufacturer/developer should have supplied you with a toll free number to call for support They may have a better another resolution for you You may also find useful information on their website.

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Posted by Debbi of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 5, 2002

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