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Windows 7: remove desktop item in Windows explorer

26 Oct 2010   #1
wackowizzard

Windows 7 Ultimate & Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
remove desktop item in Windows explorer

How can I remove the 'Desktop' list item in Windows Explorer?

I have this on my laptop but I also want this on my PC at home.

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26 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

To remove desktop icons
Right click on desktop
Personalize
Change desktop icons
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26 Oct 2010   #3
wackowizzard

Windows 7 Ultimate & Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

and this will remove the 'desktop' entry as the root in Windows Explorer ? hmmm...

I'll see when I get back home
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26 Oct 2010   #4
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It will only remove the icons (of choice) on the desktop
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26 Oct 2010   #5
wackowizzard

Windows 7 Ultimate & Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

OK, that's what I figured , but not what I wanted to know...
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