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Windows 7: Windows 7 Explorer not showing Computer

18 Oct 2009   #1
ckoiner

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Explorer not showing Computer

In Windows 7 Explorer, the Computer icon is not showing in the left pane--neither in the default view or the 'show all folders' view.

You can see from the screen captures that I have Explorer set to open to Computer, but no Computer in left pane, and no drives are accessible directly through Explorer.

The drives are fine (from using alternate Explorer alternatives).

How can I get the Computer icon back in the left pane?




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18 Oct 2009   #2
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

Make a shortcut to windows explorer and in properties for the shortcut,
place the following in the target line.

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,C:\

This might or might not be what you want to see.
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18 Oct 2009   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Interesting.

Can you get the computer icon on the desktop and run it from there?
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18 Oct 2009   #4
ckoiner

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Explorer not showing Computer

Nosmo's suggestion helped some - shows up in the top bar. But it still does not show up in the left pane.

And no, there is no way to access it through the Desktop icon in the left pane.


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18 Oct 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Rt click your desktop>Personalize>Change Desktop Icons

Tick Computer, Apply,OK.

See if the shortcut is on the desktop now and if it functions.
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19 Oct 2009   #6
ckoiner

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Explorer not showing Computer

Not possible. Computer and Recycle Bin are grayed out.


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21 Oct 2009   #7
matthieup

Win7
 
 

I have the exact same problem, and by playing around I found that if i create a new account it has access to computer... it must be somewhere in the user profile
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21 Oct 2009   #8
Shinobi73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Do you have multiple user profiles on your setup? you might be in a guest profile where the icon is disabled.

try logging into your admin profile then go to user accounts then you can adjust the profile there to show the icons
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21 Oct 2009   #9
matthieup

Win7
 
 

no
i'm in an admin profile.
i did just create another profile, also admin, to see if it was any different there...
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21 Oct 2009   #10
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Can you manually set the target using this tutorial?

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target
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