How to show desktop icons

in Windows XP

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Show Desktop Icons

When, you “Install” a new “Windows XP Operating System” in your Computer, that time, you can see only “Recycle Bin” from your “Desktop” in your Computer. You can not see the “Other Desktop Icons” to your “Desktop” in your Computer. But, “Other Desktop Icons” are very important for your Computer work. You have to “Show” the “Desktop Icons” from the “Desktop”. You can “Show” or “Hide” the “Desktop Icons” in the “Desktop”. You can use the “Desktop Icons” such as “My Computer, My Documents, Recycle Bin, My Network Places and Internet Explorer” easily from your “Desktop” in your Computer. Without “Showing Desktop Icons” from your Desktop, you can not do your Computer work effectively and efficiently. Because most of the Computer works depends on the “Desktop Icons” from your “Desktop” in your Computer. So, you must know How to “Show” your “Desktop Icons” from your “Desktop” in your Computer.

 

Reasons to show desktop icons

 

a) My Computer

Usually, you can enter to the “My Computer” from your “Desktop” in your Computer. Now, you are using the “Windows XP Operating System” which is staying in the “C: Drive” to the “Computer Hard Disk Drive (HDD)” in your Computer. When you “Save” any “Computer Documents” or “Computer Files” or “Computer Folders” which are “Saved” to the “Other Hard Disk Drives (HDD)” such as “D: Drive, E: Drive, F: Drive etc.” from the “My Computer” in your Computer. Then, you can Access to your Saved “Computer Documents” or “Computer Files” or “Computer Folders” from “My Computer” in your Computer. Your saved “Movies, Songs, TV Series, Games, Software etc.” stay to the “My Computer” in your Computer.

b) My Documents

The “My Documents” is the “Default Document Save Location” in your Computer. You can “Save” your “Computer Documents” such as “Pictures, Music, Videos etc.” to the “My Documents” in your Computer. If you “Save” any “Computer Documents”, that time, it will be “Saved” to “My Documents” automatically in your Computer.

c) Recycle Bin

The “Recycle Bin” is like a “Dust Bin” where “Deleted” any “Computer Documents” or “Computer Files” or “Computer Folders” store in your Computer. When you “Delete” any “Computer Documents” or “Computer Files” or “Computer Folders”, that time, the “Deleted” any “Computer Documents” or “Computer Files” or “Computer Folders” will be stored to the “Recycle Bin” in your Computer. You can “Restore” your “Deleted” any “Computer Documents” or “Computer Files” or “Computer Folders” from the “Recycle Bin” in your Computer. You can also “Delete” any “Computer Documents” or “Computer Files” or “Computer Folders” from “Recycle Bin” permanently in your Computer.

d) My Network Places

You can control your “Computer Network” or “Computer Internet Connection” from the “My Network Places” in your Computer. You can get “Local Area Connection” from “My Network Places” to set “Internet Protocol (IP) Address” or “Mac Address” in your Computer. You can also set the “Dialup Connection” from the “My Network Places” in your Computer. You can “Enable” or “Disable” your “Internet Connection” from the “My Network Places” in your Computer. You can also show the “Work Group Computers” from the “My Network Places” in your Computer. You can Control the “Network Connected Computers” from the “My Network Places” in your Computer. You can also Share your “Internet Connection” from the “My Network Places” in your Computer.

e) Internet Explorer

The “Internet Explorer” is a free “Internet Web Browser” of “Windows XP Operating System”. You can enter to the “Internet” from the “Internet Explorer” in your Computer. “Internet Explorer” is the “Default Interne Web Browser” which you will get after Installing the “Windows XP Operating System” in your Computer. You can enter all kinds “Internet Websites” from the “Internet Explorer” in your Computer. You can choose the desired “Internet Websites” which want to Enter from the “Internet Explorer” in your Computer. You can also block any “Internet Website” from the “Internet Explorer” which you want in your Computer.

 

How to show desktop icons

 

Show Desktop Icons

1. At first, press “Right Button” from your “Computer Mouse”

Show Desktop Icons

2. Click “Properties” (“Display Properties” dialog box will appear on the “Monitor Display Screen”)

Show Desktop Icons

3. Under “Desktop Tab”, click “Customize Desktop…”

Show Desktop Icons

4. Under “General Tab”, give the “Tick Mark” to “My Documents, My Computer, My Network Places and Internet Explorer”. Remove the “Tick Mark” from “Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days” option. Then, click “OK”.

Show Desktop Icons

5. Click “OK”.

 

Requirements

 

1. Need “Computer User”

2. Need “Computer”

3. Need “Computer Monitor” to “Display” to the “Desktop Icons” in your Computer.

4. Need your “Computer Desktop” in your Computer.

5. Need a “Computer Mouse”

6. Need to press the “Right Button” from your “Computer Mouse”

7. Need “Right Button Menu” from your “Computer Mouse”

8. Need “Display Properties” dialog box from the “Desktop” in your Computer.

9. Need to give the “Tick Mark” from the “Desktop Icons” option of “Display Properties” dialog box

 

Tips

 

1. You should “Show” the “Desktop Icons” from the “Computer Desktop” in your Computer.

2. You should always “Show” the “Desktop Icons” such as “My Computer, My Documents, Recycle Bin, My Network Places and Internet Explorer” from the “Computer Desktop” in your Computer.

3. You should choose which “Desktop Icons” will be shown from the “Display Properties” dialog box to the “Computer Desktop” in your Computer.

4. You should “Show” the “Desktop Icons” from the “Computer Desktop” to do your “Computer Work” effectively and efficiently in your Computer.

5. You should “Show” the “My Computer Desktop Icon” from the “Computer Desktop” to Access to your “Saved” any “Computer Documents” or “Computer Files” or “Computer Folders” in your Computer.

6. You should “Show” the “My Documents Desktop Icon” from the “Computer Desktop” to “Save” your “Computer Documents” such as “Pictures, Music, Videos etc.” in your Computer.

7. You should “Show” the “Recycle Bin Desktop Icon” from the “Computer Desktop” to “Deleted” any “Computer Documents” or “Computer Files” or “Computer Folders” will be stored in your Computer. You can also “Restore” your “Deleted” any “Computer Documents” or “Computer Files” or “Computer Folders” from the “Recycle Bin” in your Computer.

8. You should “Show” the “My Network Places Desktop Icon” from the “Computer Desktop” to control your “Computer Network” or “Computer Internet Connection” in your Computer

9. You should “Show” the “Internet Explorer Desktop Icon” from the “Computer Desktop” to enter to the “Internet” in your Computer.

 

Warnings

 

1. You should be conscious about which “Desktop Icons” will be shown from the “Display Properties” dialog box to the “Computer Desktop” in your Computer.

2. You should be conscious about the “My Computer Desktop Icon” to “Show” from the “Computer Desktop” to protect your “Computer Documents” or “Computer Files” or “Computer Folders” against the “Other Computer Users” in your Computer.

 

Operating System

 

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In this way, you can understand about Definition of show desktop icons, Reasons to show desktop icons, How to show desktop icons, Requirements, Tips and Warnings to “Show” the “Desktop Icons” from “Desktop” to the “Windows XP Operating System” in your Computer.

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