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Unable to delete shortcuts from desktop

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I dragged two Folders to my desktop and a bookmarked link from each appeared as a shortcut that I am now unable to remove. Dragging it to my recycle bin or pressing delete does not work and I am unsure as to what I can change in their Properties to fix the issue; changing the names does not work either. Thank you for any assistance.

I dragged two Folders to my desktop and a bookmarked link from each appeared as a shortcut that I am now unable to remove. Dragging it to my recycle bin or pressing delete does not work and I am unsure as to what I can change in their Properties to fix the issue; changing the names does not work either. Thank you for any assistance.
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Did you try to start the computer in Windows Safe Mode with Networking and try to force delete them that way?

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Maybe check the Desktop folder directly and try this as administrator.