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Windows 7: How to display a hard drive on the desktop?

09 Jul 2010   #1

win 7 pro
 
 
How to display a hard drive on the desktop?

I am a newbie and I would like to ask :
1. How to display a hard drive on the desktop
2. How to show the icon of usb or external drive on the desktop whenever you plug in it ?
Thanks

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09 Jul 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

1. when you open the computer. that's will show your drive on it. which much your partition.
2. when you plug in usb or external drive that's will show notification at the corner.
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09 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I dont know whether you are looking for the OSX style icons or simply shortcuts to your drives.

1) For fixed disks, you can simply create a desktop shortcut. Right click on a blank area on the desktop, then click New-Shortcut. Point the path to the drive. Finish the wizard process, there'll be a desktop shortcut present now. You can customize it by changing the icon, removing the overlay arrow etc. if that interests you.

2) You can also try this app called Desk Drive. It creates automatic drive shortcuts for your desktop, including usb drives. You pop a USB thumb drive or DVD into your computer, this app adds a desktop icon pointing to the drive automatically. Remove the media and the shortcut goes away.

Desk Drive | Automatic drive/media shortcuts for your desktop | Blue Onion Software
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09 Jul 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Go Start>Computer and drag to your desktop the drive you want linked.

If you unplug an external and plug in another the link will stick with the drive letter.
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09 Jul 2010   #5

win 7 pro
 
 

Thanks for all suggestions. I appreciate it
Tuan Tran
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09 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

I think the OP wants the Linux (Ubuntu) style. When you plug in a External Drive or a Flash Drive in Ubuntu, the icon for that device comes up on the Desktop. You can right click on that and unmount when you are finished.
Even when you insert a CD, the icon comes up on the Desktop.
You can also put the Fixed Drive icons on the Desktop in Linux.
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@thungmail,

Other than putting a shortcut to the drive on the Desktop or using Desk Drive (link posted by Bill2), I don't think there is any option to show the drives on the Desktop.


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09 Jul 2010   #7

win 7 pro
 
 

Thanks all for your help. I got it now
TVT
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10 Jul 2010   #8
ryo

 
 

nice hear it solved.
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10 Jul 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I know this is solved, just right click the drive in computer and select "create shortcut" adds a shortcut to the desktop once there you can name it anything you like by right click, rename.

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17 Aug 2013   #10

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
I dont know whether you are looking for the OSX style icons or simply shortcuts to your drives.



Desk Drive | Automatic drive/media shortcuts for your desktop | Blue Onion Software
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
I think the OP wants the Linux (Ubuntu) style. When you plug in a External Drive or a Flash Drive in Ubuntu, the icon for that device comes up on the Desktop. You can right click on that and unmount when you are finished.
Even when you insert a CD, the icon comes up on the Desktop.
You can also put the Fixed Drive icons on the Desktop in Linux.
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@thungmail,

Other than putting a shortcut to the drive on the Desktop or using Desk Drive (link posted by Bill2), I don't think there is any option to show the drives on the Desktop.
hi
desk drive seems have a trojan or a program that download during the installation but don't know what does it download

i'm looking for a program that can do it maybe better then desk drive
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