Starting with some versions of Microsoft Windows 95 and included with all versions of Windows after that included 'My Computer'. My Computer allows the user to explore the contents of their computer drives (IE: C drive, A Drive, Etc) as well as manage their computer files.
Below are some common icon's you will see for your 'my computer' which should be on your desktop! Once we locate this on our desktop we can see the contents of our computer drives by double clicking on them.
As I mentioned before 'My computer' for Vista, Seven (7) is just named 'computer' NOT My Computer, and your icon on the desktop should look similar to the picture I supplied.
Here are some screenshots from different versions of windows 'my computer' once you double click the icon.
'My Computer' Icon for Windows XP
Right-click on the Desktop (an empty spot) and click Properties.
'My Computer' Icon for Windows Vista
To put the Computer icon on the desktop,
Click the Start button(1) , and
Click the "Show on Desktop" (3) item in the menu, and your Computer icon will show up on the desktop automatically. Check your desktop NOW for your ‘computer’ icon. Remember in newer operating systems they no longer call this ‘my computer’, but ‘computer’.
OR another way to find My Computer to place on the Desktop:
Right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize (blue Finger),
then click on "Change Desktop Icons" on the left-hand side of the screen(Right Finger).
In the Desktop Icon setting panel you can choose which of the built-in icons to show on the desktop. In our case we are after 'computer', because Vista doesn’t call it MY computer.
In the picture I have supplied, the red finger is pointing at “COMPUTER”, but right next to it is the recycle bin. I have chosen to place the computer and recycle bin on the desktop by making sure the check marks are present. If I didn’t wish for one or the other to be on the desktop? I would make sure no check mark is present like pictured for ‘user files, control panel, or network’ that are pictured here.
Once you have completed your choices you will then click ‘ok’ to let the computer know you are finished.
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