How to make “My Computer” Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop

During the reign of Windows 7, When we install Windows 7 on our PC, it creates “My Computer” Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop automatically. But in the latest Version of Windows 8 or 10, we have to create this “My Computer” Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop manually. Today, we will learn about How to make “My Computer” Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop.

On the other hand, We have to use “File Explorer” instead of “My Computer” or “This PC”. Moreover, Sometimes taskbar disappears and difficult for Windows 7 or 8 users to open the My Computer. Therefore, we need to make “My Computer” Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop.

Make “My Computer” Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop

For Recycle Bin, My Documents, Control Panel Icons on Desktop, we need to do some extra steps.

  • Right-Click on Desktop.
  • Select Personalize.
  • From the left side, Choose Themes.
  • Click on Desktop Icon Settings.
  • Check on Checkboxes that you want to make Shortcut on Desktop.
  • Click Ok to save Changes.

make "My Computer" Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop

Note: Remember that you can also rename the folder icon from “My Computer” to “This PC”.

Another way to Create This PC Shortcut in Windows 10

The another way to make “My Computer” Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop is too simple. There are two steps to follow:

Step-1 Go to your Desktop and Create My Computer Shortcut Icon

  • Right-Click on the empty Area of your Desktop as shown in the above image.
  • Go to New in drop Down >  Click on Shortcut.

make "My Computer" Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop

In the New Window, you have to write Commands. There are three different Commands but all works like same. Put any Command in the New Windows and Click on Next.

  1. %windir%\explorer.exe “
  2. %WinDir%\explorer.exe /e,::{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}
  3. explorer.exe shell:::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

Put anyone command in the Shortcut Windows and Click on Next. Furthermore, the Shortcut will create on your Desktop.

make "My Computer" Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop

 

  • Rename the Shortcut Icon to “My Computer” or “This PC”.

Step-2 Change the Folder Icon Color of My Computer or This PC

Now the Shortcut Icon of My Computer or This PC is not looking good. Therefore, we need to change the Folder icon color in Windows 10 of My Computer Icon. For this,

  • Right-Click on the Shortcut Icon Folder “This PC“.
  • Open the Properties.
  • Click on the “Change Icon“.
  • Select the Icon of Your Own Choice.
  • Click Ok to save Changes.

How to make My Computer Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop

 

Furthermore, we recommend to Change the folder color or make Pic as an Icon of your own Choice.

Recommended: How to change folder icons colors in Windows 7/8/10?

Also, watch the Video to change the Folder Color that you make “My Computer” Shortcut icon on Windows 10 Desktop.

 

Display the “My Computer” Icon on the Desktop in Windows 10 Using Drag and Drop

Drag and Drop are the another way to create My Computer Icon on the Desktop in Windows 10. First of all, Open the File Explorer, from the left side. You have to drag the “This PC” and drop it to the Desktop.

At last, What is the Conclusion about “My Computer” Desktop Icon?

To make “This PC” shortcut on Windows 10 Desktop, it is easy to excess the files and folders in Windows. Moreover, you can access the local drives through This PC shortcut on Windows 10 Desktop.

Syed Salman Shah

Syed Salman Shah is a professional blogger from past three years with expertise in SEO & Wordpress. He is doing Bachelors in Computer Science. Joined blogging as a Passion & Profession.

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