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Windows 7: Remove System Folder Desktop Items

01 Jan 2013   #1
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
Remove System Folder Desktop Items


How can I remove or hide these icons? I am tired of skimming through them when I am selecting a file from the desktop. They serve no purpose other than to take up space and slow me down.

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Rand Marks

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01 Jan 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

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I do not think it is possible to do that.

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02 Jan 2013   #3
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Hi, Jerry,

Thatís just preposterous! I hate Windows 7!
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02 Jan 2013   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You can't remove them from the desktop folder, but can be hidden on the desktop itself.
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03 Jan 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

That's funny, they don't appear in the Desktop, or when I open Desktop Folder in Explorer, they only show up when uploading stuff.
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