How to Remove Checkboxes from Desktop Icons

One day you turn on your computer and suddenly the icons have a check box when you hover over them, at the beginning you don’t mind cause you think is something new but after a while you just don’t want it there. So here is a fast easy process on how to remove it.

To Remove Checkboxes from Desktop Icons in Windows 7 or Vista:

Go to START -> in the search box type “folder options” select folder options from the start menu, go to view tab and uncheck “Use Check boxes to select items”.

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To Remove Checkboxes from Desktop Icons in Windows 8.1:

From the metro UI type “folder options” it will automatically start typing on the search, and click on Settings, then click on Folder Options on the left -> go to view tab and uncheck Use Check boxes to select items.

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