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How to Get Rid of Icons on Your Desktop

Icons on our desktop can really be helpful. It makes things easy for us because it’s easier to find and you don’t have to open one folder to open another—that could take forever. And if you are as forgetful as I am, trust me; you won’t be able to find files that you saved 2 days ago. If all are in your desktop, all you have to do is to look for it then click.

However, if you notice that your computer is already running slow, the overcrowded icons may be one of the contributing factors. They take up disks space and if you are not that organized; your desktop may look like a mess! Deleting icons may not mean that you would permanently remove it. It may mean that you are just going to get things organized. Also, there are some icons that are hard to get rid of. So here are a few tips to help you:


If your problem is that your desktop looks like teenager’s room, all you have to do is to just organize them instead of just letting it scatter all over your screen. So all you have to do is to create folder for each category. Example, create one folder for pictures, games, work files and the like. To create a folder, right click on the desktop the click on New. There will be a sidebar that will appear – click New Folder. Rename each folder so that you won’t be confused later.

Now, to put the icon on their designated folder, just click the icon and drag it to the proper folder. If you’re not comfortable with that, you can right click on the icon then click on Cut. Then right click on the designated folder then click on Paste. Keep on doing this process and you will see that your desktop will clear up slowly.

Delete unnecessary icons

Now there are icons that you find useless or merely not functioning anymore, the best way is to delete it. It is as easy as right clicking on the icon that you want to delete then click Delete located at the very bottom of the list.

Safe Mode

There are some icons that are hard to delete. The best thing to do is to delete them while your computer is in safe mode.

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