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Lost "My Computer" and "My Documents" icons from desktop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by human_error, Oct 24, 2010.

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  1. human_error

    human_error Thread Starter

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    I recently noticed that I no longer have a "My Computer" icon or a "My Documents" icon on my desktop. I tried to restore by right clicking on desktop, clicking Properties, clicking Desktop tab, and clicking Customize desktop. The problem is once there, both the my computer and my documents are greyed and can't be selected. I'm clueless as to how they disappeared although I was also missing the calculator and the recycle bin. Fortunately, I've found a way to get those back but I'm at a loss as to resolving the missing my computer and my documents icons.

    All help will be most gratefully appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Try a System Restore point.
     
  3. Tufenuf

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    human_error, If you have Tweak UI installed open it, click on Desktop and checkmark My Computer and My Documents, click Apply/OK.


    Edited to add: The links below have some possible fixes.

    My Computer Desktop Icon Restricted (Greyed) – Display Properties
    http://bcrawfordjr.wordpress.com/20...op-icon-restricted-greyed-display-properties/

    My Documents Desktop Icon Restricted (Greyed) – Display Properties
    http://bcrawfordjr.wordpress.com/20...op-icon-restricted-greyed-display-properties/


    Tufenuf
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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