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Solved Windows 8.1 - how to remove shorcut from device and drive?


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did anyone have any idea how to remove this useless shortcut from device and drive in windows 8.1? fyi, i have uninstall that program, but somehow that icon still remain. tq.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

alphanumeric

slightly off center
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Virtual disk maybe? You may want to run msconfig and look at you startup items. Maybe have a look in task manager too.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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Hello Janice, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Items in "This PC" are located in the two registry keys below.

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\[COLOR=#ff0000][B]NameSpace[/B][/COLOR]

and

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\[COLOR=#ff0000][B]DelegateFolder[/B][/COLOR]
Before starting, be sure to export (right click on key and click on Export) these two keys as .reg files to your desktop as a backup. This way if you delete the wrong key below, you will be able to easily restore it.

If you have any questions about this, then please feel free to ask.


For example, if I wanted to remove RealPlayer Cloud under "Devices and drives" in my "This PC", I would go to these two keys, and click on each long GUID number subkeys under them. I would look to see what it showed for Data for each long GUID to see if that was it.

In this example, RealPlayer Cloud data value for the {5E8FC967-829A-475C-93EA-51FCE6D9FFCE} GUID subkey. Sometimes you may not have anything for a data value to help ID which one it is. In that case, it will be a guessing game to delete and test if it's gone afterwards. If not, restore the backup exported key, and try another GUID.

I would right click on the {5E8FC967-829A-475C-93EA-51FCE6D9FFCE} GUID subkey, click on Delete, and click on Yes to confirm.

This will remove it immediately from This PC. Close and reopen This PC if opened to see the change.


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Registry.jpg

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone