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Link Shortcut In Games Folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Link Shortcut In Games Folder


    Hello
    Does anyone know how to delete link shortcuts out of the "Games" folder on Windows 8? I put a link shortcut in there by accident and it got stuck in there. I can't delete it or anything.

    Thanks in advance

    -EpicMonkeyMan

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello EpicMonkeyMan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you mean in the Games Explorer folder, then the tutorial below can help show you how to delete a game from it.

    Games Explorer Folder - Delete a Game - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thank you I finally got them removed! And also thank you for the fast response.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  5. #5


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    You may want to leave those shortcuts alone, unless you're sure it's really a shortcut. It may actually be a NTFS junction/symbolic link, which if I'm not mistaken also use the shortcut arrow icon.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Steve,

    These are just shortcuts for games in the Games Explorer folder. They are perfectly safe to remove using the method in the tutorial above if you don't want one there.

    The danger comes if you make a mistake in the registry, which is why it would be recommended to create a restore point before doing so to be safe.

    You can reinstall the game to easily add it back.
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Link Shortcut In Games Folder
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