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Windows 7: Clean Windows for Desktop Folders?

02 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
Clean Windows for Desktop Folders?

Is there a way to get clean windows (folders) on the desktop, without all the navigation bars and icons?

For about two decades, I've organized my Windows desktop with a handful of folders containing links to the most-used programs - sort of an always-up start menu. The folders are in Startup so they open on boot.

Even with the navigation stuff on the left closed, the Windows 7 folders have too much stuff on the top and bottom.

Is there a way to get something that looks more like the classic Windows folder? They don't have to be consistent with the other folders, but they do have to be there all the time.

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02 Jul 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

I honestly don't see the need for this in win 7 as you can pin apps and shortcuts to the task bar.
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02 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I honestly don't see the need for this in win 7 as you can pin apps and shortcuts to the task bar.
Thanks for your reply.

I have about 100 shortcuts in these windows on my desktop. Would they fit on the taskbar? And could I organize them into categories like I do with my windows?
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