Strange/Unwanted Icons on Desktop Of New Lenovo Desktop


bob17821

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Hi,

I've just installed a new Lenovo Legion Tower and ran thru the setup process. I did not import anything from an existing system. The desktop has a number of icons on the left side of the desktop: Win11 Icons.png

The first four I understand. But the last four I do not. I've done nothing with WhatsApp or Zoom on this machine. "Get Support" and "My Warranty" are not so surprising. BUT in all four cases I do not know how to get rid of these icons. It's easy to image my desktop being covered with such icons soon!

Thanks, Bob
 

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wimorrison

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Have you tried uninstalling the items you don't want? Though I would say that most people would be installing WhatsApp and Zoom anyway. Get Support does what it says in the title and guess what you get with a new machine - Warranty.
 

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@bob17821

Just delete the icons you don't want.
Their programs are probably in the Start Menu anyway.
 

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Looking at the default icon type for .exe files with no built in icon and also used for .msi setup files, I would say these are just shortcuts to the setup files for those apps, probably held on the restore partition or a hidden Lenovo apps partition.
 

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Looks like they are being sync'd from the OneDrive/Desktop, so likely are desktop icons from another PC that's using the same OneDrive account.

The giveaway on the icons, is the little green tick in circle icon in lower left of icons.
 

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