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3 Ways to Automatically Hide All Desktop Icons in Windows 10

If you don't want the viewer see the content of your desktop, you can choose to hide your desktop icons on Windows 10. Definitely,  hiding your desktop icons doesn't mean that permanently delete your desktop file. In this text, we show you how to hide your desktop icons on Windows 10.

3 ways to hide all desktop icons in Windows 10

Way 1: Using the desktop context menu

Just right-click an empty area of the Windows 10 desktop and select View > Show desktop icons from the context menu.

choose show desktop icons

Way 2: with Group Policy

Step 1: Press the Win+R keys on your keyboard and type gpedit.msc, next click OK.

ok

Step 2: When Group Policy Editor pops up. Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop. Thus, all items will be hidden on the desktop as shown below.   

click ok button

 

Way 3:  with Registry Editor

Step 1: Type the regedit in the search box to open the Registry window.

Step 2: Click the HKEY_CURRENT_USER, you can select Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Policies, and finally you can access the Explorer.

explorer

Step 3: Right-click the Explorer to choose New and DWORD (32-bit) Value, and then tap DWORD (32-bit) Value to create a new DWORD value, when the new value appears, renames it as NoDesktop.

nodesktop

Step 4: Add 1 in the following value data.

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