Windows XP Icons

  Mr Finny 13:59 14 Nov 2003

Firstly, apologies for what me be the most dumb question of the day.

I have had to reinstall Win XP following a HDD failure. Win XP is installed, but the My Computer icon does not appear anywhere - how do I get this onto the desktop?

  Djohn 14:05 14 Nov 2003

Not dumb at all!

Click on the start button and you will see the "My Computer" Icon in the right pane. Right click on it and from the drop down menu, click on "Show on Desktop". j.

  christmascracker 14:06 14 Nov 2003

right click the desktop properties,desktop,customise desktop general tab

  christmascracker 14:07 14 Nov 2003

That is certainly a lot easier!!

  Djohn 14:15 14 Nov 2003

I only found that method by being nosey and clicking on everything in sight when I first installed XP. :o)

  hugh-265156 14:46 14 Nov 2003

drag the my computer icon right off the screen in any direction to create a handy toolbar.

right click a blank bit of the toolbar and tick "auto hide"

move your mouse to it and it will appear.

delete your my computer icon on the desktop.

i find this is handy and reduces clutter.

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