Taskbar Icon Removal

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  1. leahtt

    leahtt Member

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    I have a Surface Pro 2 and have been installing programmes. (I love the computer by the way.)
    One of the programmes I installed was Golden FTP and as I liked Cyberduck better, I removed Golden FTP following the instructions in the Microsoft guide.

    I still have this pesky little icon named GFTP.exe in the Notifications Area Icons. It is listed but does not actually show on my Taskbar, but I wonder why it is listed after I removed the programme.

    My question is, how do I remove it!

    I have done a search for it but nothing comes up, and I have been looking for it in the C drive, to no avail.

    All help appreciated.
     
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    Might be worth giving this a try:

    Clicky

    As long as you're comfortable with the registry - always back it up first though!
     
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    leahtt Member

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    Thanks for your help. I read the comments as well as the information at the link. I will need to think about it as I am new to Windows and need to do the backup first.
     
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    Maybe this: Search from the Charms bar for "taskbar." Select "Customize icons on the taskbar." From there, you can search for the icons listed and select show/hide/etc. This won't actually remove the leftover bits from the system but will at least hide them, if you don't want to deal with registry hacking or whatever yet.
     
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    I had already Customised the Task Bar, but the icon still shows up in the list. However, your suggestion of doing a search is a help.
    I will call the Microsoft help tomorrow as it is free for two years when you purchase a Surface Pro 2. If they can help I will report back.
     
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    I rang Microsoft help and in the end the help person talked me through restoring the OS. I had to reinstall my own software but it got rid of the nasty GFTP.exe in the notifications. Surprisingly my settings and background preferences were still there.
    Thanks for the suggestions.
     

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