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Windows 7: Is It Normal To Find These Items On The Desktop

12 Nov 2017   #1
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Is It Normal To Find These Items On The Desktop

In Windows Explorer on the left navigation panel, if I click on Desktop. in addition to what I have saved on the actual Desktop, it also shows 6 items that are not seen on the actual Desktop. These are - Libraries, Homegroup, User Folder, Computer, Network and Control Panel. All have the subheading System Folder. They are found at the top of the page along with The Recycle Bin which is there by default and seen on the real Desktop. Is this normal? Why are they not seen on the actual Desktop?

Thank you


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12 Nov 2017   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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12 Nov 2017   #3
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
My problem is not this. When I click on "Desktop" from Windows Explorer Navigation Pane, it shows the above mentioned items that are not shown on my real Desktop (the Desktop I see when I look at my monitor without any open programs)
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12 Nov 2017   #4
DMHolt57

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home
 
 

They are not shown on the Desktop because they are System Folders and by Default are not set to show. :)
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12 Nov 2017   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Even they are there by default, they don't show on the desktop unless you un hide them.
Right click on the desktop - Personalize - Change desktop Icons - choose what you want to see.
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11 Dec 2017   #6
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Even they are there by default, they don't show on the desktop unless you un hide them.
Right click on the desktop - Personalize - Change desktop Icons - choose what you want to see.
I have done this. Thank you.
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