The most frustrating aspect of the Desktop Cleanup Wizard is the false positives it creates. Remove the Desktop Cleanup Wizard from Windows 7. Our editors highlight the TechRepublic articles, galleries, and videos that you absolutely cannot miss to stay current on the latest IT news, innovations, and tips. My Profile Log Out.
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CleanDesktop : Desktop Cleanup Wizard for Windows 7 & Vista
dexktop Here's why it might take 20 years. Free Newsletters, In your Inbox. Be sure to click on the Desktop folder rather than expanding it. Click on the Enabled option, click the OK button, and you are done.
Then on the Desktop tab, click the Customize Desktop button. You'll then see the Desktop Items screen shown in Figure A.
Enabling and disabling Windows Desktop cleanup
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Begin by logging into Windows 7 using an account that has administrative privileges. Removing the Desktop Cleanup Wizard Truthfully, you are not going to remove the wizard from the computer; you are simply preventing the wizard from ever popping up again. We deliver the top business tech news stories about the companies, the people, and the products revolutionizing the planet.
Icons are apparently deemed old and out-of-date by the wizard in relation to how often other icons and files on the desktop are used. Removing the Desktop Cleaning Wizard is an easy way to stop users of Windows 7 from being frustrated by a good-intentioned but ultimately useless utility. Founder of Help Desk Geek and managing editor.
When the Display Properties dialog box appears, click the Desktop tab. Wizards populate the world of Windows just as they do in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Remove the Desktop Cleanup Wizard from Windows 7. You should now be looking at the Local Group Policy Editor.
Windows 7 Founder of Help Desk Geek and managing editor. Refresh, Reinstall or Restore Windows 8. In the right hand pane, locate and double click on an entry labeled Remove the Desktop Cleanup Wizard.
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Although the Desktop Cleaning Wizard seems like a good idea, most users of Windows 7 find it annoying when it pops up and not very useful while using it. If you find the Desktop Cleanup Wizard annoying, you can remove it by editing a group policy. How Big Ass Fans went from cooling cows to a multinational tech powerhouse.
The utility does this by recommending the removal of old, out-of-date, and unused files and shortcuts currently on your desktop. Although wizards in the Rings trilogy can be good like Gandalf or bad like Sauroman, most often in Windows XP wizards are only mildly annoying.
Truthfully, you are not going to remove the wizard from the computer; you are simply preventing the wizard from ever popping up again. How driverless cars, hyperloop, and drones will change our travel plans. March 25, by Aseem Kishore.
The most frustrating aspect of the Desktop Cleanup Wizard is the false positives it creates. This is due to how the setting is worded in the negative.
Quick Tip: Eliminate XP's Desktop Cleanup Wizard
The Desktop Cleanup Wizard is a utility that ships with all versions of Windows 7 and is designed to help you keep your Desktop neat and tidy. Do people really need help cleaning up their desktops? Banishing the wizard Right-click on an empty area on the desktop and select the Properties command.