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richocki

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I like to keep my desktop icons hidden but lately they are showing up when I boot the machine. I hide them each time using the right click on desktop method but on next boot they are back. Any ideas why?
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The Skeptic

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Try to use this link to Kelly's Korner. Go to line 72, on the left, download and install. See if this help.
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Might try this, but one caution...Backup the Registry before editing:

To lock your desktop icons into place, first arrange it carefully the way you want it to be, then open up the registry editor.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.

Right-click in the right pane and select New, DWORD Value name NoSaveSettings and press the Enter key.

Right-click on the new NoSaveSettings item and select Modify. Enter 1 in the Value data box.

After this, whenever you restart Windows, your settings will return to their current state.

This is for experience users comfortable with editing the Registry.

Ron
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richocki

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Major Payne that did the trick... thank you for the help. I am still at a lose of why it happened but as long as the icons stay hidden I can move on to other problem areas. Thanks again.
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You're welcome. Know the relief of being able to move onto other things. :)

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