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Windows 7: Make My Computer First icon on Desktop

19 Nov 2009   #21
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dboone View Post
In order to give yourself permission to edit these registry keys, you first need to take ownership of them. Click "Advanced" from within the permissions window, then go to the "Owner" tab. Click on your username, you may also wish to pick the option "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects". Once this is applied, you should now be able to give yourself whatever permission you desire.
That worked, thank you kindly.


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20 Nov 2009   #22
dboone

 

Not a problem
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20 Nov 2009   #23
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Unfortunately that registry key change did not have the desired effect. I still have the My Computer and User folder switch places upon restart.
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22 Apr 2010   #24
knoughtyd

Windows 7
 
 

anyone got any solution for this ? even i want My Computer first but havent been able to find any solution.
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22 Apr 2010   #25
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
If you place both the My Computer and User icons on the desktop, the User folder becomes the first icon on restart. WinXP powertoy Teak UI had a fix for this (scroll down to First Icon) "you can use the options on the First Icon page to specify which of these icons you want to appear in the upper-left corner of the desktop"

Any similar tweak or registry adjustment to do the same thing in Win 7?

I would assume that Tweak UI edited the registry to force this behavior. How can I find out what registry settings Tweak UI modified?
Right click the desktop... select View... uncheck "Auto-arrange Icons" place them however you like.
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01 Jun 2010   #26
Mcyoung5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Did you read this tutorial? Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
I tried that as well and access is denied even using the administrator account. I can't edit the permissions or add full control.
Order it yourself, and then right-click on desktop and un-check the properties in the sort-by menu, this menu is what tells the desktop how to arrange the icons, if you have nothing checked, it basically has it on manual sort, rather then auto sort. This should fix your problem. if not, I have no idea how to change it.
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24 Nov 2010   #27
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

Make sure you change the key in regedit and 64bit regisrty (run..."wow64") and reboot (just logging out then back in should do).

I beleive you said you were running 64bit w7 cause there are 2 regisrty's and sometimes if you dont change both it wont work.

If unsuccessfull try changing the key and setting the permissions for both administrator and "System" to read only. Then Reboot or relog-in.

If not try the below work-around's:

Export the Changed entry/key to a .reg file... (R-click your entry and click export)

Make a batch file (.bat) (create .txt and rename to .bat) and use/paste the dos command "REG {IMPORT}{file.reg}"

Ie: "reg import file.reg"

Odviously replace the file.reg with your path/filename

Then place the batch file in your startup folder

more info on the REG command here: MS-DOS reg command help

This "work-around" should help force the regkey at "startup" although you may have to refresh, but if you find a DOS command to "refresh" Desktop paste it in the batch file on a seprate line aswell.

Thats the only things i can think of to help you, but one should work, if not the only was is like above, you will have to manually arange the icons.

Hope this helps

-ClicK
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24 Nov 2010   #28
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

Refresh destop dos command (sorta)

"rundll32.exe user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters"

or

wmic.exe process where name="explorer.exe" call TERMINATE (restarts Explorer.exe)

or

taskkill /F /im explorer.exe (again restarts explorer)

Thats all I can think of at the molment Ill reply with more if i find it.

-ClicK
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24 Nov 2010   #29
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0n33 View Post
Make sure you change the key in regedit and 64bit regisrty (run..."wow64") and reboot (just logging out then back in should do).

I beleive you said you were running 64bit w7 cause there are 2 regisrty's and sometimes if you dont change both it wont work.

If unsuccessfull try changing the key and setting the permissions for both administrator and "System" to read only. Then Reboot or relog-in.

If not try the below work-around's:

Export the Changed entry/key to a .reg file... (R-click your entry and click export)

Make a batch file (.bat) (create .txt and rename to .bat) and use/paste the dos command "REG {IMPORT}{file.reg}"

Ie: "reg import file.reg"

Odviously replace the file.reg with your path/filename

Then place the batch file in your startup folder

more info on the REG command here: MS-DOS reg command help

This "work-around" should help force the regkey at "startup" although you may have to refresh, but if you find a DOS command to "refresh" Desktop paste it in the batch file on a seprate line aswell.

Thats the only things i can think of to help you, but one should work, if not the only was is like above, you will have to manually arange the icons.

Hope this helps

-ClicK
How do I run Wow64?
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24 Nov 2010   #30
0n33

HP=Win7 Ult x64/XP Pro, IBM= Win7 Ult x86/XP Pro, Svr=Win Server 2008 DataCenter, Acer NB=Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0n33 View Post
Make sure you change the key in regedit and 64bit regisrty (run..."wow64") and reboot (just logging out then back in should do).

I beleive you said you were running 64bit w7 cause there are 2 regisrty's and sometimes if you dont change both it wont work.

If unsuccessfull try changing the key and setting the permissions for both administrator and "System" to read only. Then Reboot or relog-in.

If not try the below work-around's:

Export the Changed entry/key to a .reg file... (R-click your entry and click export)

Make a batch file (.bat) (create .txt and rename to .bat) and use/paste the dos command "REG {IMPORT}{file.reg}"

Ie: "reg import file.reg"

Odviously replace the file.reg with your path/filename

Then place the batch file in your startup folder

more info on the REG command here: MS-DOS reg command help

This "work-around" should help force the regkey at "startup" although you may have to refresh, but if you find a DOS command to "refresh" Desktop paste it in the batch file on a seprate line aswell.

Thats the only things i can think of to help you, but one should work, if not the only was is like above, you will have to manually arange the icons.

Hope this helps

-ClicK
How do I run Wow64?
sorry i messed that up its "syswow64"

start...run "syswow64"
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