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Cannot View Properties of All Desktop Icons

Article ID: 248341

Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

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If you select all the icons on the desktop, right-click one of the icons, and then click Properties, nothing may happen. The properties for the selected items may not appear, or the properties for Microsoft Internet Explorer, the Inbox, or Network may appear.


This behavior is by design.


To view the properties of all the icons on the desktop, do not select the system icons. The system icons include My Computer, Internet Explorer, Network Neighborhood, Recycle Bin, Outlook, and Inbox. Note that not all of these icons may be present on your desktop.

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