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Windows 7: Stubborn icon


29 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Stubborn icon

After Wednesday's Windows 7 OS patch install, I ended up with an icon for Libraries on the desktop. I do not use libraries and do not want the icon. Right click does not allow for delete. I opened the OS tool 'Desktop Icon Settings' and only the Recycle box is checked off. In the area below there's no icon that says libraries but one with a folder with a picture of myself (sort of) which may be the icon I created for file explorer.

How can I get rid of the library icon?

Mark

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29 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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29 Apr 2010   #3

 

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29 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Although the thread title is add remove, the body only talks about changing the size of taskbar icons?
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29 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What are you talking about? Theres a file called Remove_libraries_desktop_icon.reg. You need to download it and double click and then say YES at the prompt. The following is the text of the file.

Quote:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMe nu]
"{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartM enu]
"{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"=dword:00000001
You can also copy and paste that text in notepad and save the file as ABC.reg. Then double click on it.
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29 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

My error--didn't realize the answer the question was at the *bottom of the thread.

Mark
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