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Show or Hide My Computer and Recycle Bin on Windows 8 Desktop

The latest Microsoft’s OS Windows 8 has a new Metro-style interface as well as older desktop. However, the desktop misses My Computer icon and as in Windows 7, there is no option to add it in Windows 8 desktop. Here is how to show (or hide) My Computer and Recycle Bin icon on Windows 8 desktop.

To show or hide My Computer and Recycle Bin on Windows 8 desktop follow as described below.

Step 1: Right Click on the blank space in desktop and select Personalize option.

Step 2: Click on ‘Change desktop icons’.


Step 3: In the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box, do one of the following:


1. To show My Computer and the Recycle Bin, select the Computer and Recycle Bin check box.

2. To hide the My Computer and Recycle Bin, clear the check box against both of them.

Note: By this method, you can display Control Panel, Network and User file icons on Windows 8 desktop.

Note: Even when the Recycle Bin is hidden, deleted files are still stored there temporarily until you choose to permanently delete them or recover them.

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