How to Remove an Unwanted Icon on a Computer

by Ashley Kurz

Sometimes, through simple errors, you can end up with multiple icons for one program or file on your computer's desktop or in other folders. When you have several duplicate or unwanted icons, it is more difficult to find what you really need when you need it. To solve this problem, remove the unwanted icons.

Navigate to the unwanted icon by clicking the folder where it is located, or visually locate it on your desktop.

Hover over the icon in question and right-click on it once to bring up a drop-down menu.

Select delete from the drop-down menu, and click the "yes" button on the window that appears asking permission to delete the icon.

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About the Author

Ashley Kurz, a full-time professional writer since 2009, publishes on various informational websites. An expert in the craft field specializing in craft-related topics, Kurz has taught arts and crafts for group therapy sessions.

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