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The desktop is a convenient place to store files and program shortcuts, but it can get messy fast. In this article, we will show you how you can tidy and organize your desktop so you can quickly find everything you’re looking for.

Ways to organize your desktop

It is important to tidy your desktop so you can quickly find everything you’re looking for and to make sure it stays organized.

Hide all your desktop icons

You can hide everything to get a cleaner desktop if you don’t use shortcuts on it. To hide your desktop icons, follow these steps:

  • Right-click your desktop.

  • Click View then uncheck Show desktop icons to hide icons.

Sort your desktop icons

To quickly organize your desktop icons, do these steps:

  • Right-click your desktop.

  • Click Sort by then select an option as to how you wish to sort your desktop icons.

You can also use the options under View menu:

  • Right-click your desktop.

  • Click View.

  • If you uncheck Auto arrange icons to grid, you can drag and drop icons anywhere you want.

Organize your files and shortcuts into folders

You may use folders to keep your desktop organized. Create a folder by following these steps:


How To Organize Your Messy Windows Desktop (And Keep It That Way)

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