I don’t know about you, but I really preferred having the My Computer icon right on the desktop. Seems like modern versions of windows don’t have it by default anymore. There are two different ways you can add the icon back.
To put the Computer icon on the desktop, click the Start button, and then right-click on “Computer”.
Click the “Show on Desktop” item in the menu, and your Computer icon will show up on the desktop:
Nearly as Easy Method
Right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize, then click on “Change Desktop Icons” on the left-hand side of the screen.
In the Desktop Icons panel you can choose which of the built-in icons to show on the desktop:
One of the most common requests is how to add the Recycle bin back… which you can also do from the above panel.
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- Published 01/2/07