My Computer Icon is missing from desktop on windows 8

How to show “my computer” on windows 8 desktop:

When you installed the windows 8 on your desktop, you may notice that “my computer” and other icons like “Network”, “Recycle Bin” are missing from desktop. Although you can access computer from start menu Icon but it good and quicker if you have this on your desktop.

my computer on win 8

You can display My Computer (Computer)  using following method:

On windows 8 desktop, right-click the desktop space, open the context menu.

windows 8 personiled
click on “personalized” option, it will show the Settings page.


Now left-click  on “Change desktop icons”, it will show “Desktop Icon Settings” page.

change desktop icon

From here you can select the Icons which want to show on desktop, click on apply and you are done…!

select all items for desktop icons

About Waqas Azam

My name is Waqas Azam and I am a professional blogger & freelance writer. I also working in the IT industry for over 7 years.I graduated in 2010 in Computer Science and information technology.

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