Missing Desktop Icon

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Capalass

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#1
For some reason the "My Computer" icon has disappeared anyone have a clue how to bring it back? I tried to go into the disply properites and coustimes the desktop but "My computer" was not secelictable.
 
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Capalass

Guest
#6
Not useing any Tweaking tools

I am not using any tweaking tools and currently do not have any installed on my system. Any one got any other thoughts?
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#7
O.K. try setting everything to the *Default* setting in your *Desk Top Settings* (Click Default and see what happens).

Also I don't know if Desktop Cleanup* would remove it if you never use it.

But look in the *Control Panel* > *Taskbar and Start Menu* > *Start Menu* > *Customize* > *Advanced*... Make sure that under the *My Computer* that the "Don't display this item" is NOT checked. Close all open windows after that.

From there click on the *START* button on yer *TASKBAR* and drag the *MY COMPUTER* icon onto yer *DESKTOP*.

(See attachment below)
 

yoyo

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#8
Just a shot in the dark. I would look in the registry under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
whether there is anything listed that may block this setting.
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#10
Ooooooh but wait...

If you are runnin the *CLASSIC START MENU* then it's different.

O.K. Here goes...

Click *START* button on taskbar... > *SETTINGS*... > *TASKBAR and START MENU*... >

Click *START MENU* tab at top of the window that has opened up (there will be two [2] tabs)...

Click the *CUSTOMIZE* button on the lower right side...

On the right hand side of the new window that has opened up there are a list of *BUTTONS... Click on the *ADVANCED* button...

A new larger window will open (like an EXPLORER window), on the left side there will be a Directory tree...

At the top will be:

DESKTOP
MY COMPUTER
3 1/2" FLOPPY (A: )
etc...

Click and HOLD on *MY COMPUTER* with your left mouse button and at the same time click and HOLD the *CONTROL* key and drag the *MY COMPUTER* icon onto *DESKTOP* above it.

It should now be back on your *DESKTOP*.

Damn, my fingers are tired. :p

Again... I hope this works.
 
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Capalass

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#11
Actually no I just gave up, other wierd things went wrong, aplication errors and problems booting into windows. So I just said **** it and did a fresh install.
 

muzikool

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#12
Originally posted by Capalass
Actually no I just gave up, other wierd things went wrong, aplication errors and problems booting into windows. So I just said **** it and did a fresh install.
Sometimes this is the best answer. I hope that all goes well from here on out with the fresh installation.
 

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