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An icon represents in your computer screen an object or a program in your hard drive. For example, the folders you see on your desktop or in open windows are all icons.

Ever since the Macintosh was introduced in 1984, we started seeing our computer files as icons.

The files you see inside Folders are all these icons. These are the trash cans in Macintosh and the recycle bin in Windows; they are both icons.

Icons are a visual representation of something in your computer. For example, a blue “e” represents the Internet Explorer program on your screen.

An icon that looks like a sheet of paper is a text document. By clicking and dragging Icons, you can move actual files on your computer’s hard drive in many different locations.

By double-clicking an application icon, you can open that program. Icons are of a graphical user interface (GUI). This makes computing more user-friendly so that users can easily enter any text commands to complete anything.

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