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Windows 7: How do I add USER,COMPUTER,and NETWORK icon to desktop

23 Feb 2010   #1
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
How do I add USER,COMPUTER,and NETWORK icon to desktop

Hey everyone does anyone know how to ADD the 3 icons, USER,COMPUTER, and NETWORK from within the registry ? I know you could add the icons by right clicking the desktop and clicking on Personalize and then click on Change Desktop Icons. I want to do this for a customized BUILD .

Thank You


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23 Feb 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Vista King,

To Add:



Substitute {B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93} in the code box with the one below instead.
  • COMPUTER - {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  • Users' Files - {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}
  • Network - {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}
Code:
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}"=dword:00000000
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
"{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}"=dword:00000000
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}"=dword:00000000
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
"{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}"=dword:00000000

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Feb 2010   #3
VistaKing

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

Hey Brink... Longtime no talk... Thanks bro you rock. Is there a tutorial on how to add desktop icons from the registry ?
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23 Feb 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Can you not just right-click on the Desktop go to Personalization > left hand sidebar "Change desktop icons" o.o
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23 Feb 2010   #5
VistaKing

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

Not when your doing a custom build ..
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23 Feb 2010   #6
lipun4u

Windows 7 Home
 
 

thanx buddy...it helped me a lot...
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23 Feb 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Hey Brink... Longtime no talk... Thanks bro you rock. Is there a tutorial on how to add desktop icons from the registry ?
You're welcome. Yeah, it has been to long.

Nar, I just have the GUI way of adding the desktop icons. I guess I need to add a second method to it sometime later.
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23 Feb 2010   #8
VistaKing

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Hey Brink... Longtime no talk... Thanks bro you rock. Is there a tutorial on how to add desktop icons from the registry ?
You're welcome. Yeah, it has been to long.

Nar, I just have the GUI way of adding the desktop icons. I guess I need to add a second method to it sometime later.

That would be great . I think others will benefit from it as well .
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24 Feb 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

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24 Feb 2010   #10
bigboxes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Hey everyone does anyone know how to ADD the 3 icons, USER,COMPUTER, and NETWORK from within the registry ? I know you could add the icons by right clicking the desktop and clicking on Personalize and then click on Change Desktop Icons. I want to do this for a customized BUILD .

Thank You
Hey VistaKing! What's the difference between the two methods? Isn't it the same in the end? Why would you prefer the reg method over the GUI method for a custom build?
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