Dead icon in Windows 7 Games Folder

April 25, 2010 at 04:46:57
Specs: Windows 7, 2.70GHz/6.00GB

I tried to put a shortcut to a web site (JigZone) in the "games" folder, but it didn't work. I ended up with a dead icon that I cannot even delete. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it? Neither right click nor left click yield anything. Thanks.

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#1
April 25, 2010 at 06:54:13

Try renaming it first, then delete it. You can also try deleting it from safe mode.

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#2
April 26, 2010 at 01:46:34

Thanks for the reply. I can't rename the icon because right clicking on it doesn't do anything. Trying to delete it while in safe mode didn't work either. Using the mouse to right click or left click doesn't work... nothing happens. Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks.

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#3
April 26, 2010 at 09:23:13

Icon is created whenever you create a shortcut. Remove the shortcut following Post 5 of THIS thread. By the way this will entail editing Windows Registry. I hope you are comfortable working with it. If not, find someone you trust to do it for you. Good luck.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#4
April 26, 2010 at 11:48:08

Thanks for the reply! I clicked on your link and followed the instructions to hide the icon, and when that didn't work, to delete it. That didn't work either. Then, I went in to try to edit the registry, but the icon name wasn't among the games. Did I cause myself this much grief by trying to put a shortcut to a web page in the games folder? Thanks!

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#5
June 30, 2010 at 05:33:33


Hello bjclark,

Check in the registry at the location below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\C
urrentVersion\GameUX\Games

In the Games key (left pane) select each long number subkey
to see what game it is for (right pane). If you find one for
"JigZone", then delete the long number key (left pane) for it.

if it is not included in the list,


Hello bjclark,

Check in the registry at the location below.
Go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\C
urrentVersion\GameUX

and you'll find a separate key. Delete it


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#6
June 30, 2010 at 09:27:03

aashifcarbon,
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I had given up hope of ever finding a solution! The subkey was right where you said it would be. Thanks again!

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