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Unable to remove Diablo 3 icon from start menu

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Unable to remove Diablo 3 icon from start menu


    Hello, I am trying to remove an icon from my windows 8 start menu. I have uninstalled the program (Diablo 3), but the icon remains under the games category. If I right click I get the option to uninstall, which brings me to the program uninstaller under control panel; Diablo 3 is not listed here. Right click also allows me to "open file location" which gives me the games screen as seen below. Right clicking on Diablo 3 here does nothing. I have no option to delete the entry.

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    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Hello there, welcome.

    Try right clicking on the icon, choose "Open File Location" at the bottom, delete it from there. See if that works? Also, maybe the install folder remained after uninstall? Do you know where the install folder was?

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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello dumbicon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to remove a game from the Games Explorer folder that will also remove it from your Apps screen.

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

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello dumbicon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to remove a game from the Games Explorer folder that will also remove it from your Apps screen.

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

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Hi Shawn, Thank you for that guide. However, I am stuck on the fourth step. The S-1-5-21 keys don't have much of anything to look at in the right pane. The first 3 steps went well, but the icon is still there.

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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    What happens when you left click on it?
    Sometimes you get the message: "Program no longer exists, would you like to delete this shortcut?"
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    What happens when you left click on it?
    Sometimes you get the message: "Program no longer exists, would you like to delete this shortcut?"
    I just went to check and it was gone! Looks like the guide worked, but it just took a minute for the icon to disappear. Thanks for the helps guys. Very fast response; this is a great forum.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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