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Why go to all this trouble to delete a few screen savers they only take a tiny bit of disk space the average disk is measured is 40 GB up to 1 TB the default screen savers take less the 10 MB. Sounds like more trouble than it's worth.
It's not always about disk space. I work in a large corporation where IT automatically runs a daily job on my PC that (among many other things) enables a screensaver. They do this as part of a security policy which requires re-signing on after an inactivity timeout. But I want to control this myself. When I'm in the office, I want my PC (a laptop) to remain on with the screen going dark after 10 minutes of inactivity without the need to re-sign on again. When I'm on the road, I always turn on the "Prompt for password when the computer resumes from standby" option. So in my case, I want to delete the screensavers as one means of trying to circumvent the action of the daily IT job. Also, running a screensaver is definitely not very green, since it uses more power than simply using the Power Options to make the screen go dark after a timeout.
Dude! Thanks so much. I was wondering how to do this. I clicked a bad .exe i downloaded and it installed spyware on my computer. I deleted the spyware part, but all these beetles would appear and gnaw away at my screen saying: "your computer might have spyware" (this was an effect of the spyware). Now both the spyware and the nasty effect is gone. Thanks so much!
I did the delete trick in both locations, but the name of the screensaver still remains in the list of screensavers. I can click on the name of the screensaver and it says it has been removed. Just reboot for total removal. This did not remove it either.
My complete screensaver option is gone from my XP Pro!!?? Also, when I put a photo on desktop, the tab to tile,center,spread is gone?? Where can I get these back??
whats the use of deleting any application or file for that matter that originally ( by default ) windows has provided with its operating system. it is really stupid to play with system32 folder for a petty thing like deleting a few screensavers thats not even gonna occupy 0.1 percent of ur harddisk space.
Thanks! My reason for getting rid of them (actually, moving them to another folder) is that I have software that will cycle through all the screensavers, making each the default in turn. I don't want the "standard" screensavers included in the list to cycle. Anybody who doesn't understand or approve, well... who cares? :)
I added some screen savers and could not figure out how to delete them. Did a search on Google, and found this web page. Glad I did. Answered my question 100%. I had to change my view folder option to list from icon. Made it a whole lot easier to find the .scr files I was looking for. I subscribed to the ask-leo newsletter pronto, that's for sure. Looking for more tips in the newsletters. Thanks a bunch for the help with my question.
This page helped a lot! I wasn't actually trying to delete the screensavers, just put a shortcut on the start menu to my favorite, so I needed to know where they were stored. Thanks!
Thank you very much!! You help me to delete xp default screensavers. I tried many times before but never I can do it. Have this screensavers in my list was very irritant for me. Sorry for my english.
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