HOW TO: Disable the Automatic Desktop Cleanup Feature in Windows XP

Dear Windows,

Stop asking me about my unused icons.  I use them, okay?  Don’t you have anything better to do?

…me

Disable the Automatic Desktop Cleanup Feature

To stop the wizard from automatically running every 60 days:

1. Right-click a blank spot on the desktop, and then click Properties to open the Display Properties dialog box.

2. Click the Desktop tab.

3. Click Customize desktop to open the Desktop Items dialog box.

4. Click to clear the Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days check box.

5. Click OK twice to close the dialog boxes.

To run the Wizard manually, click Clean Desktop Now on the Desktop Items dialog box. You can perform a manual cleanup at any time, even if you have not disabled the wizard.

via HOW TO: Disable the Automatic Desktop Cleanup Feature in Windows XP.

via HOW TO: Disable the Automatic Desktop Cleanup Feature in Windows XP.

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