Unable to select properties when right clicking

  TomG 14:37 18 Jun 2004


I'm trying to change a folder icon on my desktop (WinXP Pro) but when I right click and select properties nothing happens?

Any suggestions please?

  Glyn-252301 15:11 18 Jun 2004

You do not say what O/S but if you run you O/s setup from Windows it should replace missing or damaged files and retain your present setup. Regards G.

  [email protected] 15:19 18 Jun 2004

Are you right clicking the Icon, or on a blank space of your desktop?

  [email protected] 15:22 18 Jun 2004

Right click a blank space on your desktop \ Properties \ Desktop \ Customise Desktop and chose what you want. Good luck.

  Stuartli 16:32 18 Jun 2004

Right-clicking on an icon on the Desktop should bring the menu up - Properties is normally at the bottom of the list.

As [email protected] points out, right-clicking a blank area of the Desktop provides the means to change the icon via the Desktop tab after first opening Properties.

  TomG 18:32 18 Jun 2004

I'm right clicking on a folder on my desktop to change the icon - but its the same for all the shortcuts on my desktop (i.e. my computer as well).

I've tried accessing properties on my desktop icons via windows explorer but have the same problem

I'm using Windows XP Prefessional

  spikeychris 19:18 18 Jun 2004

Tom, go to


Are these keys in the right hand pane when you click the explorer folder?

NoViewContextMenu = DWORD:1


NoTrayContextMenu = DWORD:1

  TomG 08:55 19 Jun 2004

Hi Spikeychris

No they are not?

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