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I'm old people proofing a laptop and trying to remove or hide these folders with a registry tweak. Anyone? Win 7 64 bit

Desktop Icons (Recycle Bin, Control Panel)

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disable/hide explore too then? you could go so fas as to create virtual drive letter, mapp all the 'old-people friendly' folders to it, then setup explorer or some other file browser to only mount that virtual drive. really put them in an aquarium. –  KenK Aug 22 '13 at 18:50

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You can turn them on/off in Control Panel > Personalization > Change Desktop Icons

From there, simply uncheck the items that you wish to hide.

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Those are already unchecked. They still appear in explorer. I can right click and 'delete' but the icons stay in the explorer window (they are gone everywhere else). –  SV3 Aug 22 '13 at 17:47

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