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Lost Icons

Friday, February 23rd, 2007 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement

How much do you depend on certain icons on your desktop? I’m talking about the icons from the likes of My Computer, My Documents, Network and so on. Those are a few of the icons that you probably used on a regular basis in Windows XP, so if they’re not there, or if you’re using Windows Vista or Windows 7, what are you supposed to do? Well, the best answer is, “Get them back!”

Now, there are a few different ways you may have lost the icons. They could have disappeared when you installed a certain program or even when you upgraded to a new operating system. If you’re using Vista or Windows 7, they probably weren’t there in the first place! In any case, you might need them, so let’s find them again!

To enable those icons in Windows XP, right click on your desktop and choose Properties. Click on the Desktop tab and hit the Customize Desktop button.


Next, under the General tab, check any of the icons you want to appear on your desktop. Click OK and you’re all set!


To enable your icons in Windows Vista or Windows 7, right click the desktop and choose Personalize, then choose Change Desktop Icons. From here you’ll be able to restore your old favorites from XP to your Vista or Windows 7 desktop! Click OK and you’re good to go!


Once you do that, they will all be returned to your desktop in full view. You can choose from the icons of My Documents, My Computer, My Network Places and more. Now, on the other hand, you may want to take some of these icons off your desktop. If that’s the case, just uncheck them and they will then be out of your way. It’s a pretty simple procedure in either case!

~ Andrew

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