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    Unused Desktop Icons

    How do I stop Windows removing so called unused desktop icons to an unused desktop icons folder?

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards,Roy

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    M$ quote;
    Disable the Automatic Desktop Cleanup Feature

    To stop the wizard from automatically running every 60 days:
    1. Right-click a blank spot on the desktop, and then click Properties to open the Display Properties dialog box.
    2. Click the Desktop tab.
    3. Click Customize desktop to open the Desktop Items dialog box.
    4. Click to clear the Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days check box.
    5. Click OK twice to close the dialog boxes.
    Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten

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    Your previous posts indicate that you're using Windows 7. But Windows 7 doesn't cleanup unused desktop icons into a folder like XP and Vista.

    Perhaps you could clarify which version of Windows you're talking about?

    Bruce

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    chowur, thanks a lot. I kicked myself when I read your reply because I should have known that, my only excuse being that I use Win 7 and my question related to my friend's XP laptop, and I haven't used XP for some time.

    BruceR, sorry for any confusion, yes I do use Win 7 Pro and should have said my question related to my friend's XP Home laptop.

    Best regards,Roy

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