Add This PC Icon to Windows 10 or to Windows 11 Desktop
Check out how you show, display or add the My Computer icon, also known as This PC, on a Windows 10 desktop screen.
Basically, this is a shortcut to open Windows File Explorer where you can reach the system directories, wherein you can access Windows installed directory and other partitions, if any.
For Windows 10, by default, you should not have This PC shortcut (earlier known by the name of My Computer or Computer). Whenever you install a fresh Windows 10 on your Desktop or Laptop, you will only see Recycle Bin icon on the desktop screen.
It is not easy to find This PC icon in Windows 10.
In the previous version of Windows, it was found as My Computer in Windows XP, Windows Vista, 7 and Windows 8, it was found as Computer on desktop screen.
[Read: How to Create a Shortcut to Lock Windows?]
Add My Computer Icon (This PC)
By default, Windows is not set to show This PC or Computer icon on the desktop screen. You need to go into the Windows settings and pin that icon to the desktop screen.
Hereby, this article will show you how you can get My Computer or This PC icon on your desktop screen easily.
However, the steps shown in this article are done on Windows 10 but the same will work with Windows 11 as well. Find the steps below:
Step 1. Right-click on your desktop screen where you can see free space and select Personalize.
Step 2. Click on Themes in the left pane of the open dialog box.
Step 3. Now click on the Desktop icon settings given on the right side of the screen. It will show you the Desktop icon settings dialog box on your screen.
Step 4. In the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box, check the box of the Computer to make an icon on your desktop screen.
You may also check the boxes in the Control Panel, Network or User’s Files to bring those icons to the desktop.
Now close the Windows 10 Settings app as well.
To check your desktop, you will see the This PC icon on your computer screen. If you have also selected Control Panel, Network or User’s Files, you will see those icons as well on your desktop screen.