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    Quick launch bar (Windows XP)

    All of a sudden I have little folder icons in my quick launch bar that reference files stored in several shared server locations. I would like to delete these annoying little icons, but when I attempt to do so, it says that the folder and all its contents will be deleted. I don't want to delete the contents, just the quick launch icon.

    What should I do? I don't know how they got there in the first place unless I accidently dragged them there, but I sure don't remember doing so.

    Help!

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    Re: Quick launch bar (Windows XP)

    Anything showing in the Quick Launch toolbar should be a shortcut, not a folder.
    Right clicking the icon and clicking delete should remove the shortcut, not the folder itself.
    You can verify it by right clicking the icon and then "properties". It should show a shortcut path there.
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    Re: Quick launch bar (Windows XP)

    Although Quick Launch has a special place on your taskbar, it's also an ordinary folder on your hard drive. In fact, there are probably several of them (you can see them all if you use Search), but the one whose files are showing up on your taskbar is probably Cocuments and SettingsYourNameHereApplication DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch. Although this folder will ordinarily just have shortcuts in it, it is certainly possible for it to have one or more ordinary files or folders (probably by mistake).

    Judging by the warning you're getting when you try to delete, I'd be a little concerned that those folders aren't shortcuts. My advice would be to navigate to your Quick Launch folder using Explorer, take a look at its contents there, and do any deleting (or moving) of folders using Explorer.

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    Re: Quick launch bar (Windows XP)

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    <hr>unless I accidently dragged them there<hr>
    </center>You probably didn't do it on the desktop. As st3333ve said, there is a corresponding folder on your system that you, or someone else on the network, probably accidentally dropped these folders in when doing some file maintenance. Be careful not to delete these folders and check to see if the "originals" are intact and in their correct locations. If you were going to delete them, I would first make a backup to external media or at least to a folder on your desktop. Better safe than sorry. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> HTH
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