I don't know if this will help, but from an unrelated KB article I saw
, it looks like:
"Configuration information about the gadgets is stored in the Settings.ini
file in the following Windows Vista folder:
C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar"
From what I can see, each gadget has a "Section" in that ini file. I don't
know if you should 1) just delete the file entirely in the hope that Vista
will recreate a default, 2) delete extra sections, or 3) see if there's some
kind of "Number of Instances" in there that is set wrong.
"Steve Lentz" <SteveLentz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Does anyone know where the settings for the sidebar are stored which tell
> sidebar which gadgets to launch and how many? When I run sidebar, it
> launches hundreds of copies of the gadgets and slows the system down to
> it is nearly unusable. Of course, the only way I can find to remove
> from the sidebar is while the thing is running. I don't know what caused
> many copies of these gadgets to run, I sure didn't need 200 copies of the
> clock running at the same time.