XP: Prevent the Desktop Cleanup Wizard from Running

Posted February 28, 2005 by AlexTheBeast in Windows

The Desktop Cleanup Wizard can be an annoyance for some users. This tech-recipe describes how to disable it


If you prefer not to be told when to clean up your desktop, you can easily turn off this feature, using these simple steps:

    1. Right-click on a blank area of desktop.
    2. Select Properties from the context menu.
    3. Select the Desktop tab.
    4. Click Customize Desktop.
    5. Uncheck the Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days box
    6. Click OK twice.

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