How To Show Windows 8 Hidden Icon In Desktop

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We already saw Windows 8 developers Preview. I guess lots of people using it too. I already checked this latest version Windows 8. It’s more appealing than previous versions.  Its start page looks awesome too. It’s like all programs in 1 page.


Today I’ll share a Windows 8 tips. I think most Windows 8 users also face this problem to show all Hidden icons in Desktop.


"windows 8 start menu"


There are some hidden Desktop icons which we can easily show in Desktop:

  • Computer
  • User’s Files
  • Network
  • Recycle Bin
  • Control panel.

Also Read: Windows 8 – Latest Revolution In Windows History


At first open Desktop of Windows 8.


"windows 8 personalization"


Then Right click of Mouse.

Click Personalize.


"change desktop icon"


In the upper lest of personification you’ll see Change Desktop Icons.

Click it.


"desktop icon settings"


Here you’ll see all the desktop icons which has no right click.

Click all desired icons.

Click Apply & OK.


"windows 8 desktop icon"


Mission accomplished :)


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anshul September 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Hi Karim!
informative blog.thanks for the suggestion mainly for how to handle window 8 and for niwish.i like it.


property September 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

this is so good information because window 8 is just now launched and this types of knowledge is not possible for use so with help of this post user can understand very quickly.


Hareford Rosewell October 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I should bookmark this. I actually want to make my desktop more interesting. Glad you have this here. I’ll be organizing it later.


Jerry October 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I am not into windows 8 yet, but this is nice to know some tricks before even getting into it. :)
Sure I will be with windows 8 soon.


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