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JSI Tip 4538. How do I use the Windows XP Desktop Cleanup Wizard?

The Desktop Cleanup Wizard removes unwanted shortcuts.

To use the wizard:

1. Right-click a blank area of your desktop and press Properties.

2. Select the Desktop Tab.

3. Press Customize.

4. I suggest clearing the Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days box.

5. Press Clean Desktop Now.

6. Press Next.

7. Check the box next to the icons you want removed, and uncheck the box next to the icons you wish to keep on your desktop.

8. Press Next.

9. Review the list and press Finish. The 'deleted' icons are moved to the Unused Desktop Shortcuts folder.

To restore a shortcut:

1. Double-click the Unused Desktop Shortcuts icon to display the Unused Desktop Shortcuts dialog.

2. Drag the shortcut you want to the desktop. If the Windows is maximized, press the Restore Down button, next to the red Close button.

3. Close the Unused Desktop Shortcuts dialog.

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