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Windows 7: Does windows 7 have "My Computer" ?

21 Apr 2010   #1
Karlzbad

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Does windows 7 have "My Computer" ?

I get every thread with the word "computer" in it when I search for "my computer" in here so I am forced to ask the noob question, does windows 7 have "My Computer" , (not windows explorer) and if so, where the heck is it?


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21 Apr 2010   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Isn't computer essentially 'my computer'?
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21 Apr 2010   #3
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Click on the little globe where the start button used to be. Computer in the list that pops up is the new my computer, unless I have misunderstood your question.
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21 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The "My" is only retained for user files like My Documents, My Pictures, My Music and My Videos which are folders. This is in contrast to Documents, Pictures, etc. which are libraries.
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21 Apr 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
Click on the little globe where the start button used to be. Computer in the list that pops up is the new my computer, unless I have misunderstood your question.

As billberry12 said, this is what I get if I click on Computer


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21 Apr 2010   #6
Karlzbad

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Hmm k thanks for the quick replies.
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22 Apr 2010   #7
Karlzbad

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

So is there something like "Show [my]Computer on Desktop"? I can get a shortcut there but I like the system link where I can right click properties it like in XP.
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22 Apr 2010   #8
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karlzbad View Post
So is there something like "Show [my]Computer on Desktop"? I can get a shortcut there but I like the system link where I can right click properties it like in XP.
Click Start (Windows circle icon) RIGHT click "Computer" choose "Show on Desktop"
On your desktop you will find ashort cut (like the picture below) to Computer which is your Windows Explorer. Just right click the shortcut on the Desktop for all the choices including Properties.
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22 Apr 2010   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Right-click on the desktop and click Personalize. Click Change desktop icons and then check Computer as highlighted. Click OK and then close all open windows. The Computer icon will now be on the desktop.

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22 Apr 2010   #10
Karlzbad

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

DOH thanks again I should have found that
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