Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Bad shortcut

  1. #1
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Sacramento, California, USA
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Bad shortcut

    Somehow an incomplete shortcut is sitting on my desktop. The icon looks like Control Panel. It has no title. Right-click says only "Create Shortcut". On left click, an information dialog box says "Windows could not create the shortcut. Check to see if the disk is full." A crossed-thru circle shows when I try to drag it anywhere, like the trashcan or another folder. Explorer says it's a System Folder. Norton Systemworks 2002 does not detect it as a problem.

    Any ideas as to how I can delete this puppy?

  2. #2
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    7,089
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Bad shortcut

    You haven't, perchance, been playing around with TweakUI or something along those lines have you? You can create icons on the desktop that are actually special system folders, such as the control panel.

    What happens when you double-click/open the icon? Anything show up?

    You might also try opening Windows explorer and selecting your desktop in the left pane, and then see what appears on the right. it's helpful if you have the "details" turned on in Explorer so that you can see everything.
    -Mark

  3. #3
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Sacramento, California, USA
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Bad shortcut

    Perchance I have. After a few retweaks (X-Setup), problem solved. Thanks. Ross

  4. #4
    Bronze Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,306
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Bad shortcut

    Hi Ross
    You've found out easily (some may say 'got off lightly') the down-side of a tweaker as powerful as XTQ. It is available on my web site, with a flashing red lamp - which tells users to apply extreme care.

    Make no mistake, it is highly useful (for e.g. removing 3rd party customizations of IE) but you can come a cropper. When I first used it, I kept finding my RClick Menu got several multiple entries of the same things (e.g. Encryption and zipping) which made it about two-foot long. No amount of Registry hacking would cure it (nor uninstalling XTQ). I still don't know where XTQ put these extras.

    TweakUI is a much more friendly affair...

    Rgds

  5. #5
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    382
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Bad shortcut

    MerC:

    You can right click the plug-in title in the left pane, and select Edit from the context menu.

    This will let you read the full rules for the plug in and trace down "funny" results.
    <big><big><font color=blue>Ian</font color=blue></big></big>
    Admin

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •