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my computer icon is deleted

By ahmed2324 ·
i deleted "my computer" icon in the desktop accidently and now it is no more appearing in the desktop
how i can retrieve it
am using xp pro as os

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by statykserver In reply to my computer icon is delet ...

Right click on desktop then properties then desktop tab then customize desktop button and on general tab check the icon for my computer

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by JEPott In reply to my computer icon is delet ...

Or click on start then right click on My Computer and select Show on Desktop.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to my computer icon is delet ...

Both of the above will work perfectly but being the Lazy SOD that I am I would just suggest that you click on the Start button and then left click on MY Computer and drag it onto the Desktop. That will leave the MY Computer Icon on the Start Menu and also give you a copy of the desktop and requires fewer mouse clicks.

Of course you have to have a blank Desktop when you do this or it will not work if you drag the My Computer Icon onto a running application it just will not stick to the Desktop.


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sometimes none of those work

by abrogard In reply to

None of those work for me. WinXPSP2. No 'my computer' icon on the desktop. No 'my computer' icon on the start menu. I don't know why. It has never worried me. I don't use it. Until now... I want to email some help to a friend who probably can't find a folder from Explorer so I wanted to check out 'My Computer' and see how he could find it that way. And I find I haven't got 'My Computer' !

So has anyone a fix for ME !


ab :)

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