Where is My Computer on Windows 10? By any chance, if you can’t see the My Computer, in fact, it is ‘This PC’ now on Windows 10, here is the simple way to get it back. My Computer (in earlier Windows Operating Systems) icon is one of the favorites and useful icon all Windows users use. For some reasons, it may not appear or disappear from the desktop. Even sometimes, it doesn’t appear automatically once you freshly installed Windows 10 OS. In this small guide, we show you how to display the missing My Computer (This PC) icon on the Windows 10 desktop, and the missing Recycle Bin – another important icon on the desktop.
My Computer, that is called ‘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 Windows 10 desktop as how we did for Windows 8.1.
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How to Display My Computer on Windows 10 Desktop- ‘This PC’ Now
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.
1) To show/display the My Computer (This PC) icon, right-click on the empty space on the desktop. Click on ‘Personalize’.
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.
Tick the ‘Computer’ to show it in the desktop. Luckily the ‘Recycle Bin’ is already ticked, 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.
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3) Now the ‘This PC’ or ‘My Computer’ icon would appear on the desktop.
To change This PC (Computer) name on Windows 10, you can follow this guide.
Pin My Computer Icon to Start Menu and Start List in Windows 10
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 included in the start menu. You can follow below method to pin it (This PC) icon to start menu and list.
Right Click on the ‘This PC’ icon after you have enabled it to display on the desktop. Select Pin to Start List or Start.
So, this is what happens when you select ‘Start’ and ‘Start List’.
If you want to hide all icons from the desktop in Windows 10, here is the way.
Right Click on the empty space in desktop, select View and remove ‘Show desktop icons’ to hide all icons from the desktop. You can enable back to show all icons in desktop again.
Hope this guide would be helpful in displaying My Computer and Recycle Bin icons on Windows 10 Desktop and start list.