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Win95 FAQ Part 9 of 14: Maintanence
Section - 9.1. How do I remove this desktop item...

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     * 9.1.1. ...Inbox? 
       
   If you don't have MS Exchange installed, you can remove this icon
   by just right-clicking it and selecting "Delete". If you don't use it
   but it's in your computer, run Add/Remove Programs/Windows Setup, and
   de-select all the MS Exchange and MS Fax components. The next time you
   re-start the Inbox icon will not be there.
   
   If you want to keep Exchange but still remove the Inbox, you'll have
   to resort to a registry hack or TweakUI.

     * 9.1.2. ...Network Neighborhood? 
       
   If all you use is Internet access and don't use any other Win95
   networking, you can run Network Control Panel, and remove all network
   components but the Dial-up Adapter and TCP/IP. This will remove the
   Net Neighborhood and all other Win95 clients from your system.
   
   NOTE: This will also disable password caching!
   
   If you use Win95 clients as well, you can hide it with Policy
   Editor in Default User/Shell/Hide Network Neighborhood, or with
   TweakUI. You can also hide individual components of Net Hood. NetWare
   NDS networks have additional Net Hood restrictions you can enforce as
   well.

     * 9.1.3. ...My Computer? 
       
   You can't hide the icon itself, because it still points to Control
   Panel, Printers, and Dial-up networking. You can hide the drives
   themselves, however, from Policy Editor; Default User/Shell/Hide
   drives in My Computer.
   
   According to Annoyances, you can also make up a "blank" icon
   (using any freeware icon editor) and use MS Plus to change the icon to
   it. Also, rename the "My Computer" to a single space. The icon's still
   there, but no one will see it. You might also want to drag this
   invisible icon to an inconspicuous place on your desktop.
   
   The Zero Administration Kit
   (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/zak/)also contains tools to hide My
   Computer and a host of other icons.

     * 9.1.3.1. How do I rename My Computer? 
       
   Right-click on it and hit "Rename".

     * 9.1.4. ...Recycle Bin? 
       
   This requires a Registry Hack. The Zero Administration kit also
   does this.

     * 9.1.4.1. How do I rename the Recycle Bin? 
       
   This also requires a Registry Hack but Norton Utilities for Win95
   allows you to rename it. Other Recycle Bin hacks (such as Desktop
   Toilet) do the job as well.

     * 9.1.5. ...The Microsoft Network (TM) icon? 
       
   I would just say Don't Use MSN, but you can right-click on the icon
   and delete it; it's just it will re-appear whenever you log in to MSN.
   If you choose not to use MSN (Good for you!) you can remove it from
   Add/Remove Programs/Windows Setup. The MSN icon won't go away until
   the next reboot, but it will go away. TweakUI will let you remove it
   too.
   

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