Cleaning Up the Desktop

If your desktop gets cluttered with shortcut icons, you can use the Desktop Cleanup Wizard to move shortcuts that you don't use anymore into a folder. The wizard automatically runs every 60 days, or you can start it at any time. When you run the Desktop Cleanup Wizard, Windows moves the selected shortcuts into the Unused Desktop Shortcuts folder on the desktop, where you can still access or move the icons.

Clean Up the Desktop


Right-click a blank area on the desktop, and then click Properties.


Click the Desktop tab, and then click Customize Desktop.


To have Windows XP run the cleanup wizard every 60 days, select the Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard Every 60 Days check box.


Click Clean Desktop Now to start the Desktop Cleanup Wizard, and then click Next.


Clear the check boxes for shortcuts you don't want removed from the desktop.


Click Next.


Review the deletion list of shortcuts.


Click Finish.



Did You Know?

You can right-click your way to a clean desktop . Right-click an empty area of the desktop, point to Arrange Icons By, and then click Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard.

Show Me Microsoft Windows XP
Show Me Microsoft Windows XP (2nd Edition)
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