Delete / Remove Unwanted Useless Icons In Vista My Computer

by Rohit Khurana on July 19, 2009



There has been many emails we got regarding the some useless items in My Computer in vista which various user do not like and wanted to remove these extra items from my computer location in vista.


There could be different items like Web Folders, My Sharing Folders, Nokia PC Suite folder which are created by different programs and application you install on your computer.


Here is how you can remove any additional items from my computer in vista


1. Open Start Menu >> Run

2. Type regedit and click ok

3. Navigate to the following registry path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace

4. Under this key you will see the following subkeys with long key names as shown in the image below



5. Following is the key unique key names for these extra items

• Network Connections – {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
• Printers & Faxes – {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
• Recycle Bin – {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
• Administrative Tools – {D20EA4E1-3957-11D2-A40B-0C5020524153}
• Fonts – {D20EA4E1-3957-11D2-A40B-0C5020524152}
• Web Folders – {BDEADF00-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}
• Scheduled Tasks – {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

If you some other values other than these mentioned above, you can further expand any long name key under namespace and see its value name in the right pane and you will get to know to which icon it belongs

6. To remove any icon, delete the corresponding key under NameSpace – in the left pane right click the subkey and select delete. ( as shown in the image below )


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