Monday, September 04, 2006

Windows XP: Enabling Desktop Icons

To provide a cleaner looking desktop in Windows XP, by default the desktop icons were hidden. These icons are: My Documents, My Computer, My Network Places, Internet Explorer.

To restore these desktop icons, follow the instructions below:
  • Right-click an empty area of the desktop and select Properties.
  • Click the Desktop tab.
  • Press the 'Customize Desktop' button.
  • Select the icons you want to add back to your desktop.
  • Press the two OK buttons to close the Desktop Properties windows.

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