How to add the computer Icon to your task bar
Getting quick access to the my computer icon is a must for many people. Having the icon on the desktop works great but if you already have several programs open you have to minamize them all to get there. By placeing the my computer icon in the task bar you will shave off those precious few seconds and become the ultimate multi tasker. This guide will show you how to add the My Computer icon to your task bar.
Simply right click in the taskbar, (That's the line across the screen at the bottom) and then select the "Toolsbar Menu", and then click on New Toolbar.
Now all you have to do is browse to the drive or folder you want and click Select Folder.
As you can see you now have the folder icon in the Windows Vista Task Bar. You can follow these steps to add your favorite programs as well. I have Word in my task bar as well as my browser.
P.S. Off topic here but if you have not tried Fire Fox for as your web browser you should give it a try. I love it and use it over IE.