How do I delete/rename the Inbox icon?

A. When you right click on the Inbox icon it's context menu does not display a rename or delete option as on other desktop shortcuts/components. To add the rename option perform the following:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedt32.exe, don't user regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046\}\ShellFolder
  3. Double click on the Attributes value in the right hand pane
  4. Change from 72000000 to 50000000
  5. Click OK

If you right click on the Inbox icon you now have a rename option.

If you want to be able to delete the icon change the Attributes value to 60000000 by following the procedure above. You can now delete by right clicking on the icon and select Delete. Click Yes to the confirmation.

You may want to avoid manually updating the registry and you can delete the icon by using the TweakUI utility. If you have TweakUI installed perform the following:

  1. Start the TweakUI control panel applet (Start - settings - control panel - TweakUI)
  2. Click the Desktop tab
  3. Unselect the "Inbox" box and click Apply then OK

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