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Old 12-09-2008
KumbiaKid
 
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Add shortcut to My Computer

What is the simplest way to add a shortcut to "My Computer" in Win XP Pro?

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Old 12-09-2008
Leonard Grey
 
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Re: Add shortcut to My Computer

Start > My Computer > drag and drop
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Leonard Grey
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KumbiaKid wrote:
> What is the simplest way to add a shortcut to "My Computer" in Win XP Pro?

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Old 12-09-2008
KumbiaKid
 
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Re: Add shortcut to My Computer

Thanks Leonard, but that doesn't work on my system -- dragging into My
Computer yeilds the crossed-circle icon and attempts to copy/paste don't work
either -- those options are greyed out.

"Leonard Grey" wrote:

> Start > My Computer > drag and drop
> ---
> Leonard Grey
> Errare humanum est
>
> KumbiaKid wrote:
> > What is the simplest way to add a shortcut to "My Computer" in Win XP Pro?

>

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Old 12-09-2008
Leonard Grey
 
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Re: Add shortcut to My Computer

You didn't ask about "dragging into My Computer". You asked how to make
"a shortcut to My Computer".

A shortcut to My Computer opens My Computer when double-clicked. The
method I gave you does exactly that.

If you are asking about something else, try re-phrasing your question.
---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

KumbiaKid wrote:
> Thanks Leonard, but that doesn't work on my system -- dragging into My
> Computer yeilds the crossed-circle icon and attempts to copy/paste don't work
> either -- those options are greyed out.
>
> "Leonard Grey" wrote:
>
>> Start > My Computer > drag and drop
>> ---
>> Leonard Grey
>> Errare humanum est
>>
>> KumbiaKid wrote:
>>> What is the simplest way to add a shortcut to "My Computer" in Win XP Pro?

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Old 12-09-2008
KumbiaKid
 
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Re: Add shortcut to My Computer

Hi Leonard,

I see how my query was prone to misinterpretation -- sorry about that
("Errare humanum est", indeed!). What I mean to ask about is how to place a
shortcut to another folder into the "My Computer" folder.

"Leonard Grey" wrote:

> You didn't ask about "dragging into My Computer". You asked how to make
> "a shortcut to My Computer".
>
> A shortcut to My Computer opens My Computer when double-clicked. The
> method I gave you does exactly that.
>
> If you are asking about something else, try re-phrasing your question.
> ---
> Leonard Grey
> Errare humanum est
>
> KumbiaKid wrote:
> > Thanks Leonard, but that doesn't work on my system -- dragging into My
> > Computer yeilds the crossed-circle icon and attempts to copy/paste don't work
> > either -- those options are greyed out.
> >
> > "Leonard Grey" wrote:
> >
> >> Start > My Computer > drag and drop
> >> ---
> >> Leonard Grey
> >> Errare humanum est
> >>
> >> KumbiaKid wrote:
> >>> What is the simplest way to add a shortcut to "My Computer" in Win XP Pro?

>

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Old 12-09-2008
Leonard Grey
 
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Re: Add shortcut to My Computer

My Computer is a system folder. You can't add anything to it, other than
a shortcut to Control Panel.
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Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

KumbiaKid wrote:
> Hi Leonard,
>
> I see how my query was prone to misinterpretation -- sorry about that
> ("Errare humanum est", indeed!). What I mean to ask about is how to place a
> shortcut to another folder into the "My Computer" folder.
>
> "Leonard Grey" wrote:
>
>> You didn't ask about "dragging into My Computer". You asked how to make
>> "a shortcut to My Computer".
>>
>> A shortcut to My Computer opens My Computer when double-clicked. The
>> method I gave you does exactly that.
>>
>> If you are asking about something else, try re-phrasing your question.
>> ---
>> Leonard Grey
>> Errare humanum est
>>
>> KumbiaKid wrote:
>>> Thanks Leonard, but that doesn't work on my system -- dragging into My
>>> Computer yeilds the crossed-circle icon and attempts to copy/paste don't work
>>> either -- those options are greyed out.
>>>
>>> "Leonard Grey" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Start > My Computer > drag and drop
>>>> ---
>>>> Leonard Grey
>>>> Errare humanum est
>>>>
>>>> KumbiaKid wrote:
>>>>> What is the simplest way to add a shortcut to "My Computer" in Win XP Pro?

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Old 13-09-2008
Galen
 
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Re: Add shortcut to My Computer

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message.

In news:1063A7B9-0B1C-4C9D-85F4-E05E725C35D0@microsoft.com,
KumbiaKid <KumbiaKid@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:


> What is the simplest way to add a shortcut to "My Computer" in Win XP Pro?


Not at all simple but...

http://www.msfn.org/board/How-To-Add...pute-t492.html

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"In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason
backwards. That is a very useful accomplishment, and a
very easy one, but people do not practise it much. In the every-day affairs
of life it is more useful to reason forwards, and so
the other comes to be neglected. There are fifty who can reason
synthetically for one who can reason analytically." - Sherlock
Holmes


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Old 04-08-2009
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Re: Add shortcut to My Computer

You can open my computer by going to start>run

In run type "..."

And hit enter

You will see my computer opening.

It works.......try
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