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Windows 7: How to remove everythig from desktop?

09 May 2009   #11
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Thanks to all for answering, I have already tried few suggestion I actually want the convenience of dragging the web page shortcut to desktop but not want the desktop to clutter, so I need the folder redirection.

I found that article which I mentioned.
WindowsDevCenter.com: Using Folder Redirection

I drag to or save a file to desktop but instead it goes to my custom created folder named "Ranjan desktop"
Is it possible to do folder redirection as mentioned in the above article within windows 7 x64 build 7100?


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09 May 2009   #12
Orbital Shark

 
 

You can access the same in Vista/Seven just type edit group in the start menu search bar


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09 May 2009   #13
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Thanks Orbital Shark,
I found that setting now when I open the folder redirection where do I tell the OS to direct my files, there should be some place to type the path to the redirected folder.

On my d drive I have created a folder "Ranjan desktop" now anything I should save on main desktop should not show on the desktop but it should save to "Ranjan Desktop".

however Ranjan desktop shortcut should be visible on the main desktop.
I need step by step too dumb here.
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09 May 2009   #14
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I just keep all the most required icons either on taskbar or on the dock.
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09 May 2009   #15
Orbital Shark

 
 

I've not used the Group Policies Editor before so i'll have to do a little digging and i'll try to get back to ya.

You should just be able to access c:\users\[username]\Desktop & try to put a shortcut to your other folder here
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09 May 2009   #16
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
I just keep all the most required icons either on taskbar or on the dock.
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Dinesh I have that too, its just that I have too many programs to be used so I already have a folder called icons in which i keep less used program icons & frequently used are on the toolbar.

My typical day usage will get me 8-10 images saved on desktop & 4-5 web pages link, this is done on desktop bcoz they are not required for long term but I am lazy & forget them to be delete the ones I don't need. At the same time there are some which I need for long term, so in 15 days time I have a fully disorganized desktop which i am ashamed to show here.

If redirection can work then it would solve my issue.

Orbital Shark take your time, no hurry.
Thanks for helping!
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09 May 2009   #17
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi Ranjan, even i use a folder on the desktop which contains all the desktop icons.
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i know what you are looking for thats simply how you customize.


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09 May 2009   #18
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
You should just be able to access c:\users\[username]\Desktop & try to put a shortcut to your other folder here
That's the way I am using it as of now but that does not prevent me from saving the shortcuts & files on main desktop. I want to completely stop that so the files are dragged onto desktop but they get redirected on to my custom folder instead.
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09 May 2009   #19
symbiont

Windows 7
 
 

This is what I use to keep mine clean looking, but still have easy access to everything I want when I need it.

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09 May 2009   #20
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I just created a folder called DeskTop Extras & put everything extra in there!


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