In some Windows versions, such as 8/8.1, some essential shortcuts are missing from the desktop. Because we often use them, it would be nice to have them on Desktop. In this tutorial we will learn how to add My Computer icon onto your Desktop.
1 Go to Desktop
If you are on Metro (Start) interface, press Windows + D
keys to go to desktop – other methods are described on this page
2 Go to Personalize
When you are on your Desktop, right click, then choose Personalize.
3 Change desktop icons
Then click Change desktop icons
4 Add Computer icon to desktop
Then choose Computer, then click Apply and Ok.
The Computer icon is on your desktop. You can re-arrange them with drag&drop.
1 Go to Personalize
Right click on Desktop, then choose Personalize.
2 Change desktop icons
Then click on Change desktop icons
3 Add the icon to desktop
Select the Computer item, then click Apply and Ok.
The (My) Computer shortcut is on your desktop.