Operating System Windows How to Remove Desktop Icons in Windows Vista
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In Windows Vista, it is very easy to remove the desktop icons. If you do not like to have any icons on the desktop, you can simply right click on the desktop, select the "View" > "Show Desktop icon" and click it, so that you can remove or restore the desktop icons. While if you do not mind the icon on the desktop but just the "Recycle Bin". Ok, here I would give you a way to remove the single desktop icon, let me take the example of the "Recycle Bin".

First, how to remove the "Recycle Bin" icon in Windows Vista.

1. Right-click the desktop, and select Personalize.

2. Click the "Change Desktop Icons" link on the top left corner.

3. In the "Desktop Icons Settings" window, click to clear the "Recycle Bin" check box, and then click "OK", the "Recycle Bin" icon would disappear on the desktop.

There is another easy way to achieve this.

1. Click the "Recycle Bin" icon on the desktop and press the "Delete" key or right click on it to select Delete.

2. A confirmation dialog will pop up to ask whether to delete the icon, click "Yes".

How about this method? This is easier than what you can think out. In fact, we have thought out this way in previous version of Windows, but it does not work, while now it works in Wiondows Vista. Maybe, it is Microsoft's fault.

Second, how to restore the "Recycle Bin" icon back to the desktop in Windows Vista.

Your "Recycle Bin" icon missing on the desktop, maybe you remove it deliberately, but also it was remove by mistake. However, it is easy to restore it on to the desktop. Follow a few simple steps below.

Restore the "Recycle Bin" icon by system configuration.

1. Right click the desktop and select "personalized".

2. Again click the "Change Desktop Icons" link on the top left corner.

3. In the "Desktop Icons Settings" window, click to check the "Recycle Bin" check box, and then click "OK", the "Recycle Bin" icon would be placed on to the desktop.

Note that if the system administrator hide the desktop "Recycle Bin" icon(or all the icons on the desktop) via "Group Policy", the above process may not work. We need to edit the registry to restore the "Recycle Bin" in this case.

Restore the desktop icons by editing the registry.

1. Click "Start" > "Run", type "regedit" in the text box and click "OK".

2. In the registry editor, under the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key, navigate to the following location:

SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerDesktopNameSpace

3. Right click the above key we found. Select "New", then click "Key".

4. Type "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" to be the Key name, note, without the quotes, then press "Enter".

5. Click to select the key you just create "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}".

6. In the right pane, select and right click the "(Default)" key.

7. Type "Recycle Bin" in the "Edit String" dialog box, then click "OK".

8. Quit Registry Editor.

Now, back to your desktop, you would find the "Recycle Bin" icon has been placed there.

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Operating system - Windows