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altitudeunknown
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How do I remove the TurboTax shortcut from my PC desktop?

 
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SForrestLO
Employee TurboTax Specialist

How do I remove the TurboTax shortcut from my PC desktop?

You can drag it to the trash can icon on your desktop. If you want to uninstall the program use this link.


Uninstall on Windows

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altitudeunknown
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How do I remove the TurboTax shortcut from my PC desktop?

Yes, thanks, that is the obvious choice, but neither that nor right-click/delete works.  Any other thoughts?

SForrestLO
Employee TurboTax Specialist

How do I remove the TurboTax shortcut from my PC desktop?

Have you uninstalled the program?

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mark_sd
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How do I remove the TurboTax shortcut from my PC desktop?

You should not have to uninstall a program to remove its desktop icon. I don't know why it's not possible to delete it the normal way, but this worked for me:

 

1. Press Start, type cmd, right-click on Command Prompt and Run as administrator.

2. Enter these commands:

cd \users\public\desktop

dir [you should see the shortcut listed]

del "TurboTax 2020.lnk" [yes you need the quotation marks]

 

The icon should be gone. You can still start the program by pressings Start and typing turbotax.

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