How to clean up "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons" settings ? Backup?

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  1. pstein

    pstein Honorable Member

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    When I go to

    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons

    dialog then there are a lot of programs which are already uninstalled.

    How can I cleanup/delete all these useless entries?
    How can I delete ONE single entry manually?

    Second question: Assume I want to hide icons and notification for mutiple/all entries (here approx 40 items) in ONE STEP.

    How can I do this?

    Third question: How can I save/backup the current notification settings (for later restore) into a file?
    Are these notifcation settings stored in a certain branch of the Registry (which exactly) ?

    Peter
     
  2. Elmer

    Elmer Extraordinary Member

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    Hi Peter.
    To clear out past notification icons see this post:
    http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-support/75626-windows-7-64bit-notification-erea-icon-help-need-remove-icon-but-i-cant.html#post246247

    Sadly, you can't (as far as I'm aware).

    Ditto last answer.

    Although I've never done it, I would think the registry keys that get deleted with the .reg file are the ones you need to save.
     

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