Windows 10: How to remove a Desktop Icon without destroying My Account Solved

  1.    09 Mar 2018 #1

    How to remove a Desktop Icon without destroying My Account


    I have a Desktop Icon that bears the name of my account. I want to be able to delete this icon without deleting the contents of My Account. I have already deleted my Windows Live Mail Contacts List as I had a Contacts Icon on the Desktop.

    Norman
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  2.    09 Mar 2018 #2

    Nolly1959 said: View Post
    I have a Desktop Icon that bears the name of my account. I want to be able to delete this icon without deleting the contents of My Account. I have already deleted my Windows Live Mail Contacts List as I had a Contacts Icon on the Desktop.

    Norman
    Settings/Personalization/Themes/Desktop icon settings/uncheck 'User's Files'/Apply/OK
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  3.    09 Mar 2018 #3

    Edwin, Thanks for your response. Did that and the 'Account Name' Icon has now disappeared from the Desktop
    I do however have another Desktop Icon named Control Panel. How can I remove that Icon?

    Norman
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  4.    09 Mar 2018 #4

    Nolly1959 said: View Post
    Edwin, Thanks for your response. Did that and the 'Account Name' Icon has now disappeared from the Desktop
    I do however have another Desktop Icon named Control Panel. How can I remove that Icon?

    Norman
    Same location, uncheck the ones you don't want showing, click Apply and OK.

    Add or Remove Default Desktop Icons in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

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  5.    09 Mar 2018 #5

    Edwin, Thanks again. All done.

    Norman
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