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Windows 7: clean desktop / wallpaper

10 Jan 2016   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello PHilton,

Please export the keys below from your Registry Editor (regedit), then upload them here. I'll be happy to take a look at them to see if I may be able to spot the culprit for those icons, and post back with a .reg file to remove them.

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMe nu

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartM enu


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11 Jan 2016   #12
PHilton

Win 7 32-bit Home Premium
 
 

Here are the four keys in the order listed:clean desktop / wallpaper-capture1.jpg

clean desktop / wallpaper-capture2.jpg

clean desktop / wallpaper-capture3.jpg

clean desktop / wallpaper-capture4.jpg


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11 Jan 2016   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The two DWORDS below are responsible for hiding or showing them. They are already set to 1 for hide, so they shouldn't be showing. See if merging the .reg file below to add them as hidden to the other locations may help.

You may need to either refresh (F5) the desktop or log out/in to fully apply.

{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93} for Homegroup

{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5} for Libraries


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File Type: reg Remove_HomeGroup_and_Libraries_Desktop_Icon.reg (2.9 KB, 2 views)
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11 Jan 2016   #14
PHilton

Win 7 32-bit Home Premium
 
 

The icons are now hidden. Interestingly, they do not appear as options in "show/hide desktop icons" but I can easily reach them via Windows Explorer. Thank you very much for your help. There's no accounting for taste, is there?
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11 Jan 2016   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.

Yeah, those two are not one of the default desktop icons.
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