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Windows 7: "MY COMPUTER" desktop Icon


12 Jul 2011   #1

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"MY COMPUTER" desktop Icon

I right clicked on the "MY COMPUTER" desktop icon and renamed it to "TIMS COMPUTER" had some other computer problems and our IT person was upset that I renamed it as it doesn't show a date when you move your cursor over it now on the desktop????? can anyone help me get this back to normal... and how does just renaming an icon create problems for my IT gal????

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12 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8.1
 
 

Erm as to fixing the Problem Try, Going Start, right click My Computer and 'Show on Desktop' should be Ticked, if it is then un tick and re tick. If not Tick it

And im guessing it winds them up if its not your PC but the Companys and Can make some of their admin Tools hard to use if they look for My Computer and it is not there as you renamed it
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12 Jul 2011   #3

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Hello Timothy12 and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could also try System Restore to go back to a date/time prior to renaming My Computer. If you don't have administrative rights to the computer your IT people should have those rights.

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12 Jul 2011   #4

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I deleted the icon, and then checked the "show on desktop" so it appeared as "MY COMPUTER" but is still does not show a date when the cursor is over the icon. It shows: "Shows the disk drives and hardware connected to this computer." Which is the same as my home computer, so, I'm assuming they must have entered a date on that when they loaded it???

It wasn't a identification problem for IT gal, she just said she needed the date that it was suppose to show??? just wish I could get the date to show... restore would be a real PIA, as I loaded lotus notes, several print drivers, and other programs.

IT person is 100 miles away and does over the phone troubleshoot... the original problem was a proprietary program that wont work/print with the latest version of Adobe, so I know this has nothing to do with that problem, but this really put her sideways.
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12 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 8.1
 
 

Right hang on, Tim what OS are you Using?

This Sounds like your Using Windows XP?

Windows 7 Does not show a Date on The Computer or Computer Properties Page
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12 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Timothy12 View Post
I deleted the icon, and then checked the "show on desktop" so it appeared as "MY COMPUTER"
He is not using Windows 7. It is called "Computer" on Win 7. Sounds like XP to me.
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12 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Timothy12 View Post
I deleted the icon, and then checked the "show on desktop" so it appeared as "MY COMPUTER"
He is not using Windows 7. It is called "Computer" on Win 7. Sounds like XP to me.
I agree that is what i was thinking, and unfortunatly My Xp machine is in bits as i am rebuilding it so i cant use it for troubleshooting.

Sorry guys im outa idea's untill i fix my XP machine.
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12 Jul 2011   #8

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No, it is Windows 7 Enterprise, NEW HP Pavillion desktop, P6000 model p6754y, AMD II X4 640 processor, 3 ghz... they send all the computers to our computer IT guys to be loaded and then send them out to field throughout the state.

(I right clicked on "My Computer" on the desktop icon, then went to properties, did same from Start, then "My Computer".
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12 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 8.1
 
 

Sorry What is the actuall Problem Here?

What Date Does she wish to know?

All this seems to be is miss communication between your 'Techie' and Yourself?

This seems like a Sense of Propriety is Lost Here...
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12 Jul 2011   #10

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She wouldnt tell me the problem other than I shouldnt have renamed My Computer or Computer to Tims Computer as NOW it does not show an important date that she was able to see when the cursor was over the icon, before I renamed it. Do you think SHE changed it to "MY COMPUTER" and added this date when they installed it? and when I renamed it to "Tims Computer" that date, that appeared when the cursor was on it, is now not linked?

Sounded like a simple desktop icon rename deal that IT was making big issue out of, and I wanted to correct it was all. Thanks for ideas anyway.
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