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Change “My Computer” icon text on desktop.

You can display the name of the currently logged in user along with the computer name as “My Computer” icon text.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Windows shows “My Computer” as the text associated to the icon on desktop. But, you can change the name to display the currently logged in username along with computer name in the format “User name on Compute name”.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and search the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry path listed below. Now, check the string value “Default” and delete the Value data contents, if the key exists.

In the second step, navigate to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT registry path given below and rename the Expandable String value “LocalizedString” to “LocalizedString-default”. Then, create an Expandable String value by the same name “LocalizedString”, and right-click to modify its value to “%USERNAME% on %COMPUTERNAME%”.

However, if you want to get the original name back, delete the new “LocalizedString” value and rename the default value to “LocalizedString”.

Refresh view of your computer for the changes to take effect.

User and Computer Name Below 'My Computer' Icon.reg

The '.reg' file can change the My Computer text on desktop.

Restore My Computer Name (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can get back the My Computer text on desktop.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

My Computer text on desktop is replaced by currently logged in user name and computer name.

My Computer Text is not changed.

First, click the Start button, and select Run. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit"

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID/] and create a new key {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D]

Next, right-click on "Default " and select 'Modify'.

Finally change the Value Data to "blank the value " and click Ok.

Now go to [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D] and right click on REG_EXPAND_SZ value "LocalizedString " and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the value data to “%USERNAME% on: %COMPUTERNAME%” in the textbox provided and click on 'OK' to display the current user name as well as the computer name .

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

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