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Default Desktop icons

by christy / May 2, 2006 5:41 PM PDT

I just did a full reinstallation of Win XP Pro SP2. I was surprised to find that, when first booted up to the desktop, there was the wall paper with only the Recycle Bin icon at the bottom right corner. Where are the other "default" icons like My Computer, My Docements, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Windows media Player, etc. ? Or am I mistaken ?



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Re: Default Desktop icons
by Tufenuf / May 2, 2006 9:47 PM PDT
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christy, Right click your Desktop>Arrange icons by and checkmark "Show desktop icons". Right click your Desktop, choose Properties under the Desktop tab click the Customize Desktop button, under the General tab checkmark which icons you want to show, click OK/Apply/OK.


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In addition to Tufenuf's
by eddie11013 / May 2, 2006 11:35 PM PDT
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excellent advise you can also do the following for any program that you want on your desktop: Click start/all programs - mouse pointer on program you want - right click - mouse pointer on Send to - left click on Desktop (create shortcut).
Good luck,

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Take back your icons
by nsaktihnanner / May 3, 2006 3:29 AM PDT
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To get back your My Computer, My Documents, Internet Exlorer and My Network Places icons onto your desktop:

1. Right-click an open area of your desktop.
2. Click 'Properties' from the menu.
3. Select the 'Desktop' tab from the Display Properties control panel.
4. Select the 'Customize Desktop' at the bottom of the panel.
5. Place check marks into the boxes beside the icons that you need, click OK and save.

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by RMskater / May 3, 2006 11:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Take back your icons

I never knew that. I always just clicked on the Start menu, then right clicked on the "My Computer" icon (I have the XP styled Start menu, not the "2000" styled) and checked "Show On Desktop".

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