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Windows 7: Can't Open the Computer Icon

22 Mar 2013   #1

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.)

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22 Mar 2013   #2

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 .
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22 Mar 2013   #3

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!
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22 Mar 2013   #4

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

You're welcome
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