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Windows 7: How to hide desktop icons throug registry

20 Aug 2009   #11
usch65

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kintomaniac View Post
i have different numbers
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-187737345-1335782926-1579650812-1000.
...
Yes... I thought so.
(This Number, I guess, is specific for the User and Computer you use)
I was just looking for any Pointing/Hint on a Reg.-Name of this option...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kintomaniac View Post
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i used this

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideIcons"=dword:00000001
And this is the Reg.-Key for general Users and works with all Accounts?!


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20 Aug 2009   #12
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usch65 View Post
And this is the Reg.-Key for general Users and works with all Accounts?!
no its just for the current user
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20 Aug 2009   #13
usch65

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kintomaniac View Post
no its just for the current user

I'm getting old... "[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\..." ...
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20 Aug 2009   #14
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usch65 View Post
I'm getting old...
Shhh.. it happens.
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20 Aug 2009   #15
vulpios

Windows 7
 
 

kintomaniac: I tried the key you mentioned and don't work, even if I restart or logoff they (icons) still there! Thank you anyway!

Thanks for your reply Usch65 but it seems the key you mentioned "HKU\S-1-5-21-4..." changes according user. Here my key is different. Even with different key (HKU\S-1-5-21-747723790-1272229472-943324645-500) I manually changed the hideicons value to 1 (0x00000001) and the icons on desktop are still there, but the funny thing is the option in context menu is unchecked, so i tried a logoff and then WORKS!!! I think this key will be the same for all of my machines because the user on automated installation is administrator, but i will do more tests with different machines to see if it changes!!!

Thank you!!!
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20 Aug 2009   #16
vulpios

Windows 7
 
 

Ooh i will try and keep you updated!!
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20 Aug 2009   #17
usch65

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
 
 

Quote:
I manually changed the hideicons value to 1 (0x00000001) and the icons on desktop are still there,...
Yes, you need to log-off before changes take effect.

One more Idea... there is a part in the Reg.-String with ".Default" -"HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer..." - maybe to put the Reg.-Key in there works better?! (Just a guess)
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20 Aug 2009   #18
vulpios

Windows 7
 
 

.DEFAULT doesn't work (I tried), I think it is because you create some type of conflict... I just guessing
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20 Aug 2009   #19
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

If you just don't want any icons on the users desktop delete all the icons from the default profile's desktop

You just want to hide icons, put this script desktop.zip in all users startup.

keep us informed


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21 Aug 2009   #20
vulpios

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Guys!!

I'm back with news!

The first test i've made with user key that USCH65 talked about "HKU\S-1-5-21-4..." doesn't work because this key change for all installations.

So, i've tried changing the key HideIcons on HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Explorer\Advanced to 0x00000001 and this works fine on second boot. I've created a .reg file to do that.

I also tried the desktop.vbs file that Delphin sent and works fine too. I've created a key name hidedesktop with the value "cscript c:\\desktop.vbs" on HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and this works after the second boot.

So thank you so much guys!!
You now can consider this thread resolved!

I will keep trying to find the another question i've made in this thread regarding System restore configuration!

Thanks again!
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