Windows 10 This PC icon missing from desktop Here is how you can add the This PC icon to the desktop icons already displayed on your computer. The “This PC” icon has a lot of functions easily accessible when you “Right Click” or “Double Click” on the icon after you add it to your desktop.
To add the This PC icon: Click on the Start button, then click on the Settings option > Personalization > Themes.
Under Themes > Related Settings, select Desktop icon settings.
Click in the box named “Computer” to place a check mark inside the box, then click on the Apply and OK buttons.
Exit the Settings window. You should now see the “This PC” icon on your desktop. Now you have easy access to a number of features. For instance double click on the This PC icon and you will see a number of icons.
For example, in the “Folders” list double click on a folder of your choice to quickly gain access to the content of the folder you selected.
In the “Devices and Drives” castigatory you can easily see how much free space is remaining on your disk drive. If the bar is red then consider it a warning that you have very little free space remaining for that drive.
Next right click on the This PC icon to gain quick access to even more.
One good example is the “Manage” option. Click on Manage and you will see a list of “System Tools” and “Storage” > Disk management”
Want to know your computer’s specifications, right click on This PC and click on “Properties”.
One final note: the “This PC” icon is not a shortcut, so if you right click and select the “Delete” option it will remove the icon. To restore it you need to go to the Settings > Personalization > Themes and scroll down to Related Settings / Desktop icon settings place a checkmark in the box labeled “Computer” as shown in the beginning of this article.