Where is My Computer on Windows 10

Where is My Computer on Windows 10? You may have noticed that by default My Computer icon is hidden from the desktop on Windows 10. And you probably don’t like the lack of your most used icon. Apparently, you want to add it to be able to quickly call system settings or navigate to your disks list: hard disks, SSDs, USB flash sticks or DVD/BluRay, right? Well, let us see how to get it back. Here is the simple tutorial on how to add My Computer (This PC) icon to desktop in Windows 10 and 7. 
Do not create My Computer (or This PC) icon manually by dragging and dropping to the desktop. It won’t have all the features of a system icon!

Where is My Computer on Windows 10

So if you want to add “This PC” icon to your desktop perform the following steps:

  1. Right-click on the desktop.
  2. Click “Personalize”:desktop personalize
  3. Go to “Themes”
  4. Click on “Desktop icon settings”: themes - desktop icon settings
  5. Set the checkbox “Computer”.
  6. Click “OK” to save changes:

    add My Computer icon to desktop in Windows 10
    My Computer icon in Windows 10

“This PC” icon is now on the desktop of your Windows 10:

Where is My Computer on Windows 10
My Computer (This PC) is back on the desktop

Thus you see that there is a real mess with names. “My Computer” is called “This PC” in Windows 10. But in desktop icons settings it is called “Computer”. Dear Microsoft, could you please choose ONE name for “This PC” desktop shortcut 🙂

How to add My Computer icon to the desktop on Windows 7

The simpliest method:

  1. Click on the “Start” button:
  2. Right-click on the “Computer”.
  3. Select “Show on Desktop”: Computer icon on desktop Windows 7
    That’s it! I wish it were that simple on Windows 10 as well.

7 thoughts on “Where is My Computer on Windows 10”

  1. You are missing a step after choosing personalize you have to click the settings gear to get to personalization where the theme section is.

  2. Many many thanks. I was looking My PC option since Windows 10 appeared. Thanks a lot again.

  3. Yep, I continue to get more more PO’d at Microsoft!!! Apparently NO one there has even an inkling of what “IF it’s NOT broke, DON’T fix it!” means!!! Continually having to battle their ridiculous changes! PLUS, then they go and mess things up with updates time and AGAIN!!!! GRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Thanks for the quick “FIX” here! FYI, I STILL have one desktop and one laptop with XP…. and soooooo much more practical AND easy to use — and work on! — then 10… tho I’ve gutted 10 (AND installed an old MS Office) as much as possible to get back to a simpler world! 😉 Again thank you for saving me a few precious minutes!

  4. You might want to warn people that your ‘Fix’ on the Windows 10 might cause all your desktop icon to be moved to the left side of the screen.


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