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Place IE, My Documents, My Computer on desktop the easy way
http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windowsxp/articles/68/1/Place-IE%2C-My-Documents%2C-My-Computer-on-desktop-the-easy-way
Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 02/23/2005
 
This is much easier then the registry hacks someone else posted

Place IE, My Documents, My Computer on desktop the easy way

Internet Explorer, My Computer, My Documents, and My Network Places on the desktop:

1. right click on the desktop and select properties
2. click on the desktop tab
3. click the customize desktop button
4. enable the icons you want