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Locking the Desktop

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#1 Shay52


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Posted 26 November 2004 - 04:49 PM

I would like to know if there is a way to lock the icons on the desktop so they can't be moved to another position on the desktop and/or accidentally thrown in the Recycle Bin

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#2 JEservices


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Posted 26 November 2004 - 04:56 PM

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer Shay52

I have not figured out a way to prevent them from being moved or going into recycle bin. I did find something that you may find useful though.

To keep icons lined up: Right-click the desktop and select properties. Click desktop tab, and click Customize Desktop. Click Web tab, and check Lock Desktop items. Click OK->Apply->OK for the changes to take effect. Again, this will just keep them lined up, but you can still move them, even to the recycle bin.

I am sure that there is a third-party application that will do what you want, but that was the closest information that I found, already in the OS (Operating System).
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.

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