Save Desktop

January 6, 2010 at 10:05:34
Specs: Windows XP, 3 GHz / 1919 MB
How can I save the current desktop with all the current icons to a folder in case I need it in the future? Maybe there is already a folder, but any I have seen do not have ALL the current icons.

William Lockie


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#1
January 6, 2010 at 10:09:39
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop

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#2
January 6, 2010 at 11:46:32
Thanks. A few missing. "MY COMPUTR, RECYCLE BIN,Adobe Reader and Microsoft Security Essentials". The first two come up on the default desktop, so I am not concerned about them, but the last two I can copy and paste in.

William Lockie


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#3
January 6, 2010 at 11:49:49
My Computer and Recycle Bin are System Folders, so you can`t expect them to show up anywhere else but on the desktop....

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#4
January 6, 2010 at 12:26:29
The Desktop that a User sees comes from two folders:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop
and
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop

Where username denotes your User Account configured on the computer.


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#5
January 6, 2010 at 12:37:59
Really, it`s same with the start menu....I have seen some items were in my username folder, and another in the All Users folder....the items in the All Users folder will be visible for all users, and the "username" folder items will be visible only to the specified user...

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#6
January 6, 2010 at 15:01:31
The subject of the Start Menu has been brought up in this thread. So I will ask a question about it. What programs start automatically from the start menu for all users and Named user? My understanding is that the programs listed under named user/start menu/programs are ones that start automatically and those in all user/start menu/programs are those available on the start menu. Clarify me on this please?

William Lockie


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#7
January 7, 2010 at 07:41:39
For the most part, programs that start, and run in the background, when you start Windows, are the programs listed on the Startup tab in msconfig.

You can do Start, then RUN, then type
msconfig
Then uncheck items in the Startup tab.

Programs can run from three places at startup:
1.The Startup groups
(Startup folders or msconfig Startup tab)
2.The "run=" and "load="
lines in the Win.ini file.
3.The Run and RunOnce lines in the registry
(Lots of those)
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
A Definition of the Run Keys in the Windows XP Registry


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