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How to restrict the My Computer icon

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Posted On 2007-01-01 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: My Computer Security restrict access
Tags: Tip Windows
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There is no easy way to remove the My Computer icon from the desktop.

It is possible, however, to restrict it so that no action is performed when someone attempts to double-click this icon.

Here is the procedure:

Now, whenever the user attempts to open the My Computer item on the Desktop, it will not open.

To restore the original functioning of the My Computer icon, simply delete the open and command keys you've created during the procedure.

Note: Changing this setting affects all users of the computer.

Note: It is very easy to bypass this protection: simply right-click on the My Computer icon, and choose Open from the shortcut menu.

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