How to Get “My Computer” Icon on the desktop screen in Windows

My Computer Icon is missing from my desktop, How to get it?

in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Server.

Mycomputer_icon_is_not_displayThe “My Computer” & “Recycle bin” icons are not displayed by default when you install fresh Windows 10, 7, 8, etc. You will have to get them manually from desktop settings. On this page, we’ll show you the step-by-step guide, how to get “my computer” icon & the “recycle bin” shortcut icon on the desktop screen. We have provided step-by-step instruction with screenshots & video tutorials. So please follow the steps according to your operating system.

How to display My Computer Icon on the desktop screen

All the operating systems have different-different steps to put my computer icon on the desktop screen. We have explained all operating system steps down below. Please check them out according to your operating system version.




Steps for Windows XP, Server 2000

  1. Right-click on the desktop screen.
  2. Click on “Properties“.
  3. Click on “Desktop” tab.
  4. Click on “customize desktop” button
  5. Tick the check-box “Computer” and “Recycle Bin“.
  6. Click on “OK“.

put my computer icon on desktop in xp

Steps for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003, 2008, 2012

  1. Right-click on the desktop screen.
  2. Click on “personalize”.
  3. Click on “change desktop icons” from the left-side pane.
  4. Tick the check-box “Computer” and “Recycle Bin” from “desktop icon’s setting”
  5. Click on “OK”.

Video Tutorial – How to show “my computer” icon on the desktop in Windows 7


Steps for Windows 8, 8.1 Windows 10, Server 2016

  1. Right-click on the desktop screen.
  2. Click on “personalize”.
  3. Click on “theme” in the left-side pane
  4. Click on “change desktop icons” from the right-side pane.
  5. Tick the check-box “Computer” and “Recycle Bin” from “desktop icon’s setting”
  6. Click on “OK”.

Video Tutorial – How to get This PC / My Computer icon on the desktop in Windows 10

 

1 thought on “How to Get “My Computer” Icon on the desktop screen in Windows”

  1. If you want to add Computer, Recycle Bin, Control Panel, or your User folder icon to the desktop in Windows 10, there s an extra step you ll need to know how to do. First, right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize.

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