Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can't Open the Computer Icon

22 Mar 2013   #1
Aurora

Windows 7; 64 bit
 
 
Can't Open the Computer Icon

When I go to my start button in Windows 7, on the far right of my start menu, I have a roster of main computer items. Mine read; Library(named), Documents, Pictures, Music, Games, Computer, Control Panel, Devices and Printers, Default Programs, Help and Support. I can open anyone of these in a window by double clicking the icon....except the 'Computer' icon. I have 'Computer' on my desktop too along with the Recycle Bin. I can't open 'Computer' from here either? It goes nowhere when I click on it. What may be the reason for it not opening? Thanks!

(I have my openings set-up with a double-click instead of single click.)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Mar 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Can you remove the icon from the desktop and restart your PC and add it back ?

Right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize, then click on “Change Desktop Icons” on the left-hand side of the screen.

In the Desktop Icons panel you can choose which of the built-in icons to show on the desktop:

For the Computer in the Start Menu

Right-click the Windows taskbar and choose Properties.

The Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box opens.

Click the Customize button on the Start tab.

A dialog box opens showing all the different ways you can customize the Start menu.

Select the Don't display this item under Computer options in the Start menu. Restart the PC and then go back in the start menu options and choose Display as a link .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2013   #3
Aurora

Windows 7; 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, I wanted to restart it before I removed the icon on desktop. Just restarting cleared up the problem! I can double click both desktop computer icon and start menu computer icon. Going to let it ride for now. If I have additional trouble, I will follow your instructions. Must have been a hic-up of some sort. Thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Mar 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can't Open the Computer Icon




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Firefox "Pin to Taskbar" icon wont open in it's own icon.
Wish I had a better title, but I wasn't sure how to word this. Basically what's happening is I have 2 instances of Firefox (different versions and different folder locations) and one of the instances is not opening where it's icon location is. Example Screenshot:...
Browsers & Mail
Google Chrome Keeps The RAM Up When I Open After I Open The Computer
So Guys, Uhm, Google Chrome Keeps The Ram Up To 100% Up When I Open it For The first time i mean after i boot up the computer then when i start up the google chrome browser the RAM Gauge it's being Up.. I Don't Why?! Can you Help Me .. ...,, Advance Thanks To all Who Will Help ;) :D
Browsers & Mail
Cannot open program from icon
I use Windows7 64 bit on a Dell. When I double click on a desktop icon, it just hangs. I have to do a ctrl-alt-delete to bring up task manager in order to get the program to open, which it then does open. How do I get around this???
General Discussion
How to do taskbar icon to open with same icon and not thread
i accidentally un-pinned(!) a taskbar icon from taskbar. Now if i pin the program again to taskbar the icon opens up in another icon. How can i make it open to same icon Note that the program was first pinned to taskbar during installation of program. The program is Mozilla Firefox Thanx.
Customization
When i open Computer icon from desktop loading.....
When i open Computer icon from desktop loading..... see the image in Attachment
Performance & Maintenance
Open Icon
Hi, my adobe lightroom icon has changed from the lightroom icon to a icon with 3 colored dots?,i do not know what happened to it,although i did update it from version 3 to version 3.3. so now when i select a image and open with, the lightroom icon has the 3 dots and not the original icon? can...
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:39.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App