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Dear Computer Lady,

I love your newsletter! I am a relatively new user and the computer sometimes boggles me.

You recently answered a question about removing icons from the desktop.  I have another question relating to that.  

I was lazy clicking on a game from the start menu, and accidentally dragged it onto the desktop.  It is no longer in the start menu.  If I just remove it from the desktop, I will lose the program.  

How do I get it back into the start menu, and get it off my desktop?

Thanks, Diane

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Dear Diane,

It is very easy to drag an icon from your start menu to your desktop, but a little bit harder to get it back where it belongs. 

When you follow these directions, don’t give up if it doesn’t work the first time, just try again.  You are going to be holding down your mouse button during this process until the very end, so don’t forget to keep holding down the mouse button until you are directed to release it.

1. Point to the icon on your desktop, and holding down the left mouse button, drag the icon to your start button. Hold the icon over the start button until the start menu pops up.

2. Still holding down the left mouse button, drag the icon up to the “Programs” or “All Programs” button and again, wait for the programs menu to pop up.

3. Still holding down the left mouse button, drag the icon to the folder it belongs in, and then, you can release the mouse button. The icon should move to the folder you placed it in.

Elizabeth

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