How to hide windows 10 program icons on desktop temporarily?

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  1. Drew1

    Drew1 Notebook Deity

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    Im going to a computer repair shop and going to have them take out my battery... its bloated and swollen. When i turn on my laptop, i always have to enter my bitlocker pin... then my windows password and then it goes to my screen.


    I will be having a repair shop open my laptop, take out the swollen battery then close it. Then i will turn it on to see if it works... will have it connected to an outlet at the computer shop of course since it has no battery.


    Now I want to turn it on... and i want some programs/icons to not be visible because I don't want the person at the shop to see it. Its more of a financial thing with those programs that is shown on the icons. Then when i get back home, i want those icons to show up again on my icon screen. I assume best way to do this is



    1. Send all the icons to a specific fold or something? And send them all back to the desktop later on?


    2. Click delete on every single program icon and it goes to recycle bin. Then when everything is done and im back home, click on recycle pin and restore back to desktop?
     
  2. Starlight5

    Starlight5 Yes, I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    ^This.
     
  3. senso

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    Or enable guest account and login into the guest account.
     
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  4. macmyc

    macmyc Notebook Evangelist

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    This should do the trick.
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  5. StormJumper

    StormJumper Notebook Virtuoso

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    If you want to take it to shop transfer all personal data/file to a USB drive they need full access to insure everything is working and that includes disabling all passwords so they can insure it works. If your that scared of a computer shop then you have more problem then just a computer shop repair. It goes like this you take your care to the shop to fix but fail to give them the remote so they can lock and unlock or make sure the alarms don't go off on them when they are working on it. One needs to remove all passwords so they can work on the computer without issues. Keeping them on I can say if they ask you to remove password so they can fix it and you say no they will say "sorry" that prevents us from making sure it works properly and we will not work on it.
     
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