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How To Add Icon On Desktop in Windows 10 Operating System?

Hi, Friends welcome to the AskMePost blog. Today I want to share something special with you, and it is How To Add Icon On Desktop in Windows 10 Operating System?.  Windows 10 might hit the PC market by 29th July 2015. This is another major new Operating System from Microsoft with several interface and display changes after specially Windows 8 flop.

If you start using Windows 10 from Windows 7 or XP directly, then you would be seeing completely different appearance and Add Icon options. Windows 8.1 users may not feel a big difference.

Still there are considerable changes in Windows 10 compared to Windows 8/8.1. In this small guide, we show you how to display the missing Add Icon My Computer  on the desktop, and the Recycle bin – another important icon in the desktop. This post had been updated from earlier version due to the changes in build 10074 and later.

My Computer, that is call ‘This PC’ in Windows 10 is an essential icon to access the local drives, USB disks, CD/DVD drives and other files. Definitely you will be surprised by not seeing this most frequent used icon in Windows Operating Systems. Nothing to worry, it was hidden and we need to show the My computer icon on desktop as how we did for Windows 8.1.

How to Display My Computer Iconon WIndows 10 Desktop

This is very similar to our earlier guide for Windows 8.1. We will be showing how to pin the My Computer icon to start menu and start in Windows 10 additionally here.

Step 1

To show/display the My computer icon, right click on the empty space in the desktop. Click on ‘Personalize’.

Windows 10 Screenshot

With the current version of Windows 10 build, follow these steps. Click on ‘Themes’ on the Personalization settings and ‘Go to desktop icon settings’ shown below.

Step 2

With the current version of Windows 10 build, follow these steps. Click on ‘Themes’ on the Personalization settings and ‘Go to desktop icon settings’ shown below.

Windows 10 Screenshot

Tick the ‘Computer’ to show it in desktop. Luckily the ‘Recycle Bin’ is already tick, if you can’t see the Recycle Bin or it is missing from the Windows 10 desktop, this is the first place you have to check and enable it.

Windows 10 Screenshot

Step 3

Now the ‘This PC’ or ‘My Computer’ icon would appear on the desktop.

To change the This PC (Computer) name on Windows 10, you can follow this guide.

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Pin My Computer Icon to Start Menu and Start List in Windows 10

Windows 10 Screenshot

As you know, start menu has returned in Windows 10- the most missed feature in Windows 8 and 8.1. But by default My computer icon is not include in start menu. You can follow below method to pin it (This PC) icon to start menu and list.

Windows 10 Screenshot

Right Click on the ‘This PC’ icon after you have enabled it to display in the desktop. Select Pin to Start List or Start, So, this is what happens when you select ‘Start’ and ‘Start List’.

Step 4

If you want to hide all icons from desktop, here is the way.

Right Click on the empty space in desktop, select View and remove ‘Show desktop icons’ to hide all icons from desktop. You can enable back to show all icons in desktop again.

Windows 10 Screenshot

Hope this guide would be helpful in displaying My computer and Recycle Bin icons on Windows 10 Desktop and start list.

Conclusion

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