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Put MSN / Windows Messenger where YOU want
http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windowsxp/articles/63/1/Put-MSN-%7B47%7D-Windows-Messenger-where-YOU-want
Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 02/23/2005
 
If you use Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger, are you tired of Windows XP always replacing that Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger icon in the main Programs directory in the Start menu when you move or delete the original icon?

Put MSN / Windows Messenger where YOU want

1. Click the Start button.
2. Go to "All Programs"
3. Find the Windows Messenger icon.
4. Right-click the icon and select "Properties".
5. Select the "General" tab.
6. Under the "Attributes" heading, check the box next to "Hidden".
7. Click "Apply" and "OK".

From now on, the Windows Messenger icon will be hidden in the Start Menu, but will always be logged by Windows as being present, so you'll never have to worry about respawning. NOTE: This will also work with any icon in the "All Programs" menu directory and subdirectories (i.e., readme files and uninstall files!).