Add Computer Icon to Windows 8 Desktop

By default, a newly installed Windows 8 displays only Recycle Bin icon on the bottom right of the desktop. Users who relay on keyboard shortcuts to launch Windows Explorer may not need Computer icon on desktop. But users who always use Computer icon to launch Windows Explorer may want to see Computer icon on Windows 8 desktop.

Enable Computer Icon On Windows 8 Desktop Step1

In earlier versions of Windows, enabling the Computer icon was a simple job. Go to Start menu and right-click on Computer and select Send to Desktop to see Computer icon on desktop. As Microsoft has removed the Start menu in Windows 8, you now need to open Desktop Icon Settings for the same job.

Simply follow the steps given below to add Computer icon on desktop:

Step 1: Right-click on desktop and select Personalize option.

Enable Computer Icon On Windows 8 Desktop Step2

Step 2: In the left-pane of Personalization window, click Change desktop icons to open Desktop Icon Settings dialog box.

Enable Computer Icon On Windows 8 Desktop Step5

Step 3: Here, under Desktop Icons, tick the box named Computer and click Apply button to see Computer icon on desktop.

Enable Computer Icon On Windows 8 Desktop

If you can’t live without the good old Start menu follow our how to enable Start menu in Windows 8 guide.

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