Windows provides you a facility to remove unused items and shortcuts from your desktop, which are not accessed from a long time.
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Prevent autorun desktop cleanup wizard.reg
The '.reg' file can disable autorun of desktop cleanup wizard.
Allow autorun desktop cleanup wizard (Default).reg
The '.reg' file can enable autorun of desktop cleanup wizard.
Registry Entry Details:
Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.
‘Cleanup Desktop Wizard’ is disabled
under the ‘General Tab’ of Diplay Properties called on right-clicking the desktop.
‘Cleanup Desktop Wizard’ is enabled
under the ‘General Tab’ of Diplay Properties by default, called on right-clicking the Desktop.
First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\CleanupWiz\]
, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoRun" in "CleanupWiz" key.
Next, right-click on "NoRun" and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value User "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.
Other Related Tweaks
Showing Windows Version on the Desktop (For Windows 98/Me).
Category : Display > Desktop
Enabling this option will show the Version information of Windows on the desktop and disabling the option will hide this information from desktop.
Do not save changed icon position on desktop (For All Users)
Users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature.
Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For Current User in Win 98/Me).
This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.
Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For All Users in Win 98/Me).
Prevent changes to “Active Desktop” settings.
This setting removes the options from Desktop, where you can make changes to the “Active Desktop” settings.