Erase or Delete HomeGroup Desktop Icon In Windows 7

I don’t know how it occurred but suddenly I see HomeGroup icon on windows 7 desktop, no matter how I tried but I could not remove these icons form my desktop either by dragging theme to recycle bin or by pressing shift+delete [permanent delete]. When I right click on these icons they do not show any option to permanently delete.

Homegroup-icon-desktop 

After some googling I figured out that the only way to remove these icons from desktop it to tweak windows registry, Windows Seven Forums has already posted a resolution to this problem by creating registry files which you need to merge to your windows registry to add or remove the libraries icon on desktop in windows 7 

To Add Libraries Icon To Windows 7 Desktop

 

Download the file Add_HomegGroup_Desktop_Icon.zip, extract the archive and double click the registry file to merge in windows registry – it might ask you before merging to system registry – click Yes to confirm.

 

To Delete Libraries Icon To Windows 7 Desktop

 

 

Download the file Remove_HomeGroup_Desktop_Icon.zip, extract the archive and double click the registry file to merge in windows registry – it might ask you before merging to system registry – click Yes to confirm.

 

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Comments

  1. Seems you can also open it up and choose to ‘leave the homegroup’ which disables and removes the icon.

  2. Type [B]services.msc[/B] in RUN or Startmenu Searchbox and press Enter. It’ll open “[B]Services[/B]” window.

    Look for the following 2 services:

    [LIST]
    [*][B]HomeGroup Listener[/B]
    [*][B]HomeGroup Provider[/B]
    [/LIST]
    Once you find them, double-click on each and change the “[B]Startup type[/B]” to [B]Disabled[/B]. Apply the changes and exit from Services window.

    [IMG]http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/343/disablehomegrouplistene.png[/IMG]

    That’s it. It’ll permanently disable “[B]HomeGroup[/B]” feature and its icon will also be removed from Windows Explorer.

  3. open a folder click on organize in the top left, go to folder and search options. under view scroll down to use sharing wizard and deselect it and the homegroup icon on the desktop will go away. and if you want to reselect it it will stay gone.

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