How to Go to My Computer on XP

by Iam Jaebi
Find My Computer and gain access to various components of your PC.

Find My Computer and gain access to various components of your PC.

The My Computer feature is common across all versions of Windows including XP. It provides access to files and folders, network locations, and the drives on your computer (such as the CD drive, hard drive and removable media). It also provides search features, allowing you to locate items on your computer. There are two primary ways to find My Computer. The first is via the desktop background, and the second is through the Start menu.

On the Desktop

Right-click on the task bar.

Click "Show desktop." This minimizes any open windows, allowing you to see the desktop background image and icons.

Find the icon labeled My Computer. It resembles a small desktop computer.

Double-click the My Computer icon. This opens Windows Explorer.

In the Start Menu

Click "Start" in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.

Click on "My Computer."

Click on the devices or file folders you want to access. To search for a file, right-click on a drive or folder and click "Search."

About the Author

Iam Jaebi has been writing since 2000. His short story, "The Alchemist," reached over 250,000 readers and his work has appeared online in Thaumotrope and Nanoism. His novel, "The Guardians," was released in 2010 by Imagenat Entertainment. Jaebi is also a business writer specializing in company naming, concept designs and technical writing. He graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering.