In Windows 7, each user account has a home directory that includes folders for your downloads, favorites, library, links, documents, music, pictures, videos, etc. as well as application data and your contacts and cookies. Those are things you might want to access frequently. One way to get to most of them is by opening Windows Explorer and going through the libraries, and another is to click Start, right click your user name at the top right and select Open. But if you want one-click access, you can easily put a shortcut on your desktop. Here’s how:
- Click Start.
- Right click your user name.
- Check the box labeled “Show on Desktop.” It doesn’t get much easier than that. Note that you accomplish the same thing if you right click the desktop, select Personalize, select Desktop Icons, and check the box labeled “User’s Files.”