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I am running Windows XP SP3.

I have several shortcuts in My Network Places in Explorer that point to nonexistent IP addresses. I never succeed to delete them. When I do left-click on them, or right-click, Explorer goes into unresponsive state for a very long time. No matter what mouse gestures I try, it is unresponsive, not allowing me to delete them.

What is the solution to delete these broken network shortcuts?

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Have you tried left-clicking them and then hitting the "delete" key on your keyboard?

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Yes it works, if I give t enough time. I was confused by the long timeout during which Explorer is unresponsive. Thanks. –  Andrei Apr 30 '11 at 5:13
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