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Windows 7: How Do I Remove the "Homegroups Icon" From My Desktop

26 Jan 2012   #1

32 bit Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How Do I Remove the "Homegroups Icon" From My Desktop

Is there a way to remove it from the desktop without venturing into the registry?

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26 Jan 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Do you mean from Windows Explorer tree?

I don't know of any other way, but it's easily done;

Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
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26 Jan 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Debacle,

This may be what you are after. The REG files will help you do it automatically.

HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Jan 2012   #4

32 bit Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'll give it a try BUT there is an ICON on my desktop that I didn't ask to be there!
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