Add My Computer icon to Windows 8 desktop & metro screen


‘My Computer’ icon at top left part of desktop screen has been very important part of Windows. Unfortunately, by default this icon is missing from the desktop on new Windows 8 operating system. You can easily restore and display ‘My Computer’ icon on Windows 8 desktop screen. Also, you have option to add ‘My Computer’ tile to metro user interface of Windows 8 operating system for even quicker access.

Show ‘My Computer icon on Windows 8 desktop

1. On your Windows 8 computer, right click on the desktop screen and then click Personalize option. This will open ‘Personalization’ window on the screen.

2. Click on ‘Change Desktop Icons’ option at top left part of Personalization window. This will open ‘Desktop Icons settings’ window.

3. Click to check (with tick) ‘Computer’ option. Then click on Apply and OK button. Now you should see ‘Computer’ icon at top left part of the desktop screen. Easy, isn’t it?

Add ‘My Computer’ tile to Windows 8 metro start screen

1. First add ‘Computer’ icon to desktop screen using above procedure. Once it is added, right click on ‘Computer’ icon and then click ‘pin to start’ option.

2. Now press Win key to toggle to metro user interface. You should see ‘Computer’ tile on the metro start screen.

From now on, you can quickly open ‘My Computer’ window using either desktop icon or ‘Computer’ title on metro start screen.

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