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Remove All Icons from your Desktop

By: Arie Slob

Here is how to remove all the icons on your desktop:

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Current Version \ Policies \ Explorer
  3. From the menu select Edit > New > DWORD value
  4. Name it NoDesktop
  5. Double-click this entry and give it the value 1
  6. Close the registry editor and reboot your computer

To restore the Icons on the desktop, you have to change the value of the NoDesktop Key to 0.