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11-Aug-2012, 04:08 PM #1
Solved: missing My Computer Properties tab
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Missing subfolder within My Computer Properties: There is no Tools tab, the only tabs available are General & Shortcut.
Assistance or suggestions needed!

Other XP forums have been no help.
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11-Aug-2012, 06:40 PM #2
The only reason you have that is that you have a shortcut to My Computer on the desktop and not My Computer. Right click the desktop \ Properties \ Desktop \ Customize desktop. Make sure My Computer is checked. If it is, and you don't have it on the desktop, uncheck it, OK Apply, go back in and check it again, OK Apply.

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11-Aug-2012, 07:19 PM #3
Lance1,

"The only reason you have that ....", that what, the missing tab?

Thanks for your response, but, your reply doesn't address the missing Tool tab.
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11-Aug-2012, 07:27 PM #4
The reason for the question was a suggestion from the net related to an issue with running chkdsk.
That response left out a few steps that is:

Rt-clk My Computer, Properties, Tools


Should have included steps:

Rt-clk My Computer, (Explore, Rt-clk C: drv), Properties, Tools


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11-Aug-2012, 07:40 PM #5
Missing the Security tab is quite common and easy to remedy, but I've never come across a missing Tools tab in a drive's properties.
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11-Aug-2012, 07:47 PM #6
missing tool tab
Sorry Phantom010, but no, Desktop shortcut, My Computer, Properties, Missing Tool tab.

As I explained above, the directions I got were incomplete and should have specified C: drv, Properties.
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11-Aug-2012, 07:52 PM #7
I still don't understand. There's no Tools tab in My Computer Properties.

My Computer > Properties are System Properties:

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11-Aug-2012, 07:56 PM #8
Or, could you be referring to:




Or,




Why did you mark your thread as solved?
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11-Aug-2012, 08:04 PM #9
I'm guessing you weren't looking in the right place for the Tools tab, right?
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11-Aug-2012, 09:23 PM #10
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Missing subfolder within My Computer Properties: There is no Tools tab, the only tabs available are General & Shortcut.
That is what you get when you have a shortcut to My Computer on the desktop! get more detailed in your explanation of the problem at hand.
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12-Aug-2012, 03:50 AM #11
And if anyone can find NO link to My Computer, open a folder (e.g. run Explorer), put c:\ in the address bar and hit enter. If you can't see it already in the tree view, then type .. (2 periods) in the address bar and hit enter. That should either put you in My Computer, or "Desktop" which would show My Computer (even though you have no My Computer link on your visible Desktop). THAT icon can be dragged onto the actual desktop or to the start menu button.
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12-Aug-2012, 07:00 PM #12
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And if anyone can find NO link to My Computer, open a folder (e.g. run Explorer), put c:\ in the address bar and hit enter. If you can't see it already in the tree view, then type .. (2 periods) in the address bar and hit enter. That should either put you in My Computer, or "Desktop" which would show My Computer (even though you have no My Computer link on your visible Desktop). THAT icon can be dragged onto the actual desktop or to the start menu button.
That will only put a shortcut on the desktop. Like I said prior, Right click the desktop \ Properties \ Desktop \ Customize desktop. Make sure My Computer is checked
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12-Aug-2012, 09:40 PM #13
Yes, this only creates a link, not the icon you can right click for Manage, e.g. I thought it would be of value to some user level if someone simply could not find and run My Computer. But Customize is the right way to go.
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