How to Restore “My Computer” icon on The Desktop


Since windows 8 Microsoft took off the icons we are so comfortable with like My Computer , Profile Documents… The simple way to restore them is :

From run menu just paste this :

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0


Press Start -> in the search field type "desktop icons settings" or just "icons" -> click the "show or Hide Common icons on the Desktop" -> choose what icons you want on the desktop -> OK



Good Luck



One Comment

  • John Ray says:

    Thank you for this. However, it would have been so much more helpful if you had said which “other” provider to delete or keep. I did it twice, as well as MANY other things trying to get my backup to work again.

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