Removing Icons from your Desktop

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Removing Icons from your Desktop (Windows 9x and NT)
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This key contains a number of subkeys which hold information about the namespace extensions of icons on your desktop. Through this key you can control which icons are visible on the desktop, including the My Computer, Inbox, MSN and Internet icons.
The name of each key is a globally unique identifier (GUID), and the default value of each key is a human-readable name for the namespace extension, although this is not the same name as the icon on the desktop.
To delete an icon from your desktop:
1. Step through the subkeys until you find the key representing the icon you want to remove from your desktop, delete the key and the icon should disappear.

Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace]

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