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Customize Missing Desktop Icons in Windows

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Missing Desktop icons in Windows

Customize Desktop Icons in Windows. A newly installed Windows doesn’t have icons on desktop e.g. This PC, My Computer, Recycle Bin, Network etc. But you have options to customize them in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. To make your computer user-friendly you have to add icons on Desktop. This post will cover how to Find and customize Windows Desktop icons in Windows 8/10/7.

Desktop Icons Setting Windows 10

To customize desktop icons setting in Windows 10.

  • Go to “Settings” > “Personalization” > “Themes” > “Desktop Icons Settings”.
  • OR “Right click” on desktop, a pop up menu appears click on “Personalize”.
Windows 10 Personalize Desktop Theme.
Windows 10 Right Click Personalize
  • Click on “Themes” on left side of menu.
Windows 10 Theme Settings
Windows 10 Themes Settings
  • Scroll down right side menu and select “Desktop icon settings”.
Desktop Icon Settings Theme
Desktop Icon Settings in Windows 10
  • In Desktop icon settings you can choose from the list of desktop icons e.g. Computer, Recycle Bin, User’s Files, Control Panel, Network.
  • Check mark from the list of icons you want on your desktop.
  • Click “OK”.
Customize Desktop Icon Settings in Windows 10
Customize Desktop Icon Settings in Windows 10

Customize Desktop Icons in Windows 8

In Windows 8 if your desktop icons are missing go to

  • “Control Panel” > “Appearance and Personalization” > “Personalization” > “Change Desktop icons”.
  • OR you can just “Right click” on desktop and select “Personalize”.
Personalize Windows 8 Desktop icon Settings
Windows 8 Right Click Personalize
  • Click on “Change Desktop icons”.
Change Desktop icons Windows 8
Change Desktop Icons in Windows 8
  • Checkbox any of “Desktop icons” you want on your desktop.
  • Click on “OK”.
Computer Icon on Desktop in Windows 8
Desktop Icon Settings Windows 8 Customize

Desktop Icon in Windows 7

  • In Windows 7 go to “Control Panel” > “Personalization” > “Change Desktop icons”. OR “Right click” on desktop from the menu click on “Personalize”.
Windows 7 Desktop Icon Settings
Windows 7 Right Click Personalize
  • On left menu click on “Change desktop icons”.
Change Windows 7 Desktop icons settings and Personalize
Windows 7 Change Desktop Icons
  • Select from “Desktop Icons” you want to show on your desktop.
  • Click “OK”.
Customize Windows 7 Desktop Icons Settings
Desktop Icon Settings in Windows 7

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