The Tool tab is missing from My Computer Properties

Micro-star international / Ms-7312 1.0
August 11, 2012 at 09:20:29
Specs: Windows XP SP3, 2.5 AMD Athlon / 2GB
Where is the My Computer
Properties
Tools tab?
The only tabs within "Properties" are the "General" tab and the "Shortcut" tab.
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#1
August 11, 2012 at 09:28:54
Why are you looking the properties of the My Computer shortcut?

Just guessing, but what you are looking for might be the System Properties window. Open Start, right click My Computer and select properties.

Explain what are you looking for so you can receive better answer.

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#2
August 11, 2012 at 13:30:02
I am not looking at the shortcut properties.

As stated (I thought clearly), I am looking for the My Computer Properties tab labeled as Tools.
The Tools tab is missing from "My Computer", "Properties".
Only tabs there are "General" & "Shortcut".


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#3
August 11, 2012 at 13:36:57
Nope, there is not a "Tools" tab in the My Computer properties. The only thing I have on mind now is to check the DRIVES properties. Go in My Computer and check the properties of C:\ drive for example. That might be what you are looking for.

Hope this helps.

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#4
August 11, 2012 at 17:36:10
Sorry, I don't get it either - I've tried various places.

You need to say exactly what you are doing step by step. Reading what you said, I went to the Start Menu, right clicked My Computer then went to Properties. I didn't find a Shortcut tab there, so presumably that is not what you meant.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
August 15, 2012 at 21:02:47
Rbul13, you are looking in the properties window of a shortcut to My Computer.

If you right-click My Computer and go to Properties, you open up the System Properties window, which includes the tabs General, Computer name, Hardware, Advanced, System restore, Automatic updates, and Remote. There is no Tools tab.

If you right-click a shortcut and go to Properties, you open up the properties window of that shortcut, which includes the tabs General, Shortcut, and perhaps Compatibility. No Tools tab there either.

You can tell the icon you clicked is a shortcut three ways: 1.) It has a Shortcut tab within the Properties window, and 2.) The icon itself has a small black arrow on a white background in the lower left corner. That is unless someone adjusted the registry and hid those shortcut arrow identifiers. 3.) Right-clicking the icon also has options for Send to, Cut, and Copy. The real one doesn't.

If you wanted to put the real My Computer icon on your Desktop or Start menu (not a shortcut), right-click the Start menu and go to Properties > Start menu tab > Customize button > Advanced tab > scroll to the My Computer section > select the radio button "Display as a link".

That will get it on your Start Menu. Then, right-click it and click the "Show on Desktop" option. You can now go back to the Start Menu Properties and disable it from the Start Menu if you so choose. It will remain on the Desktop.

You can access the System Properties window by typing the following in the Start > Run dialog box: sysdm.cpl

Are you trying to access the Tools window from a Windows Explorer window perhaps? Windows Explorer is the program that you use to traverse through your folders. If you open up My Computer, My Documents, or one you perhaps called "Rbul's awesome stuff", you're opening up Windows Explorer.

The common item accessed from that Tools menu is the Folder Options window. You can also access that quickly by going to Start > Run and typing in control folders

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.


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