If you are searching for the “My Computer” (or This PC) icon on the latest Windows 11 or existing Windows 10 desktop, you will probably not find it except if someone manually added it. It is one of the favourites and useful icons for all Windows users.Follow the below steps lớn show My Computer on desktop in Windows 11/10 desktop. The same steps are applicable for Windows 8.1/7 if you are still using these old Operating Systems.This is an essential icon to lớn access the local drives, USB disks, CD/DVD drives, & other files. Not seeing this most frequently used icon on Windows Operating Systems will surprise you.

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Steps to lớn Show My Computer on Desktop Windows 11/10

Steps khổng lồ Show My Computer on Desktop Windows 11/10Pin This PC/My Computer khổng lồ Start menu in Windows 11/10Can I Rename ‘This PC’ lớn ‘My Computer?

I’m demonstrating these steps from Windows 11, but these steps và identical on Windows 10 as well (except for slight changes in icons và appearance)1) Right-click on the empty space of the desktop. Click on ‘Personalize’.


3) The ‘This PC’ or ‘My Computer’ icon would appear on the desktop.

Pin This PC/My Computer lớn Start menu in Windows 11/10

As you know, the start menu returned in Windows 10. The My Computer icon is not included in the start menu. You can follow the below method khổng lồ pin it (This PC) icon to lớn the start menu và list.Also, the start menu got revamped in Windows 11, which looks great compared to lớn earlier Microsoft Operating Systems.
4) Right-Click on the ‘This PC’ icon after you have enabled it khổng lồ display on the desktop. Select Pin to lớn Start in Windows 11.


If you want to hide all icons from the desktop in Windows 10/11, here is the way.Right Click on the empty space on the desktop, select View and remove ‘Show desktop icons’ khổng lồ hide all icons from the desktop. You can enable back lớn show all icons on the desktop again.

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Can I Rename ‘This PC’ to lớn ‘My Computer?

Yes, you can rename This PC khổng lồ My Computer in Windows 11 or 10.Simply click on the icon and press F2 (the standard rename keyboard shortcut), or select the rename option from right-click menu.Change the name to lớn ‘My Computer’, so you will not miss the familiar name.
Hope this guide helps display the My Computer & Recycle Bin icons on Windows 11/10 Desktop và start list.

Dinesh is the founder of quartetpress.com and written more than 400 articles. Enthusiast in Microsoft & cloud technologies with more than 15 years of IT experience.
Still I cannot see my desktop icons. The screen showing is locked & unable to lớn press right click. Desktop files are there in C drive but showing on screen. It is showing only quick link and useful tools.


This is so great. This was the clearest instruction I have ever had for anything. Và it was exactly as you said và now my “pc” is on the desk and as soon as I post this, I will tack it lớn the bottom. THANK YOU!!!!!!


Suddenly ‘This PC’ disappeared. In the themes/desktop icon section, Computer is checked (along with Recycle Bin). I can check/uncheck all the other icons (including This PC). Apply shows/hides appropriate icons, except for the Computer icon. It refuses khổng lồ appear on the desk top. BTW Win 10.I have rebooted, checked/unchecked, etc. I can not get the computer icon khổng lồ show on desktop. Am I heading into the registry to find issue? If so, where?


Tried so many suggestions & none worked. But yours DID!!!!! Fabulous. Thank you, thank you. You may publish my unsolicited name & address.dinocerutt