How can i run a desktop cleanup? cant find it n Vista,got loads of icons on desktop but dont want to delete them RRS feed

  • Question

  • On Xp i would just right click mouse, arrange icons by, and then run desktop cleanup.

    But its not available on Vista, well not where i can find it.

    Sorry, bit of a Vista noob, only installed it last night.

    Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:52 AM

All replies

  • Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the Desktop Cleanup tool has been removed in Vista. There is still a disk cleanup tool, but not desktop.


    Friday, June 15, 2007 3:36 AM
  • Ok, looks like im going to have to delete them all or hide the desktop, thats if i can still do it. That kinda sucks, i hate having icons on my desktop. I just stick with quick launch or use a dock or somesort.


    Cheers anyway

    Friday, June 15, 2007 12:50 PM
  • Are there specific icons you are trying to remove? Or is it just a bunch in general? You can still remove all of the "Windows" (Computer, etc) icons with Personalization in the Control Panel.


    Friday, June 15, 2007 8:30 PM
  • how do i remove the desktop icons using the personalize menu in vista?

    Sunday, November 4, 2007 12:30 PM
  • You could do what i've done - created a new folder called Unused Desktop Icons and moved unwanted icons to this folder!


    Thursday, July 17, 2008 11:32 AM
  • Hey,

    I was just trying to do this myself. If you don't want any items,


    Right Click on desktop


    Uncheck 'Show Desktop Items'


    This clears is competely.


    Hope that helps.

    Friday, October 10, 2008 10:00 AM