How to Add My Computer Shortcut on Desktop in Windows 8

Somebody told me you have to get used to the way Windows 8 is designed. I have been using Windows 8 for the last several days and it is true that most of us will certainly hate many things about Windows 8. One of it is the lack of Start menu which we are extremely used to, right from launching a program to shutting down the PC. Guess what, you can’t easily open (My) Computer. You have to press the Windows key in your keyboard or hover the mouse cursor to the bottom-left to bring up the new Start menu, make a search, and then click Computer. Even if you right click it, there is no option to make it display on the Desktop, you can only add it to the Start menu.

How to Add My Computer Shortcut on Desktop in Windows 8

To add the My Computer on the desktop in Windows follow these steps:

  1. Right click on the desktop and click Personalize.
  2. Click Change desktop icons on the left pane.Change desktop icons
  3. From the popup window, select Computer under Desktop icons.
  4. Click Apply and OK.

Voila, the (My) Computer icon is added to your desktop.

    • Randomnized
    • March 4th, 2013

    Oh my god thank you so much I feel so lost without the computer shortcut!

    • gachevsky
    • March 9th, 2013

    just what I was looking to do!

    • anon
    • March 14th, 2013

    Thank you very much. At this point I’m just hoping to god this won’t turn out as bad as Vista. So far Windows 8 only has mild annoyances. They just keep adding up though. We shall see.

    • DJ
    • March 20th, 2013


    • vj
    • April 1st, 2013

    Thank u vry mch

    • ak
    • April 6th, 2013

    click on the desktop option and there is computer icon.right click on that and select the option as shortcut or create shortcut..done it will be appeared on the desktop screen as a short cut to computer.

    • ak
    • April 6th, 2013

    select the desktop option which is in libraries and do the above

    • deea
    • April 16th, 2013

    Thank you!

    • u know
    • June 15th, 2013

    woww thnx…from pkstn

    • rajat arora
    • June 30th, 2013

    Thanks admin

    • HackerLifePro
    • July 6th, 2013

    Why mines said “This PC” instead of “My Computer”. Running Windows 8.1 Live Preview.

      • Will smith
      • April 2nd, 2014

      Because that is the name they gave it in Windows 8.1, but u can change it on your desktop and put what ever u want.

    • Shekhar
    • July 31st, 2013

    Thnx dear

    • Knight
    • August 18th, 2013


    • Rik
    • November 12th, 2013

    OH its simple 🙂 thank u very much

    • Harle
    • December 6th, 2013

    Much obliged )

    • balaji
    • December 7th, 2013


    • adnan
    • December 29th, 2013

    Done Thanx 🙂

    • EJ
    • January 15th, 2014

    done! …thanks! 🙂

    • rizwan
    • January 31st, 2014

    thanks dear

    • moon
    • February 20th, 2014

    Thanks was looking for it

    • Pramod Gautam
    • June 20th, 2014


    • Arun Gopinath
    • April 22nd, 2017

    Thank you so much.

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