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Recently I installed Torchlight via Steam on my PC and tried to keep the shortcut in my Games Folder.

Instead, it make a blank icon (as in, default application icon) which doesn't launch the game and un-removable. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the icon?

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This doesn't tell you how to remove it, but it does tell you how to add an actual working icon:… – SeinopSys Jun 20 '13 at 11:31
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Okay, I've figured out how although I'm not sure if this is a thorough solution.

1 Keys in Registry Editor

It seems that the registry key:


is related to the Games Folder. Inside, the key with a GUID name ({s-1-5 etc...} on mine) contained all the custom added games. I checked which one has the steam game's name (Torchlight) and removed it.

2 Removed from AppData

I went to:

C:\Users\IvoryTower\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer and removed the folders which have the same GUID as the games you deleted from registry

I found this by searching the registry for Torchlight and then searching for the same in Windows Explorer..

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Reboot into Windows Safe Mode and you should be able to delete the shortcut.

If that does not work you can try some programs which force the removal of stuck files although I don't recommend that as a first step because the results can be unpredictable.

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Sadly it didn't work. Can you suggest a good 'stuck icon removal' tool? – Leafy May 31 '10 at 19:53

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