Windows 10 Tutorial: Add Useful Icons To Your Desktop

Windows 10, by default, only shows the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop, unlike previous versions of the operating system that had a handful of them straight on the desktop.

It is, however, possible to add more.

Many more.

Including a handy link to the Control Panel.

To do so, click Start, then go to Settings, and Personalization, then Themes.

Here, click Desktop icon settings, and a new box will open that will allow you to put a tick next to any of the icons that you would like to add. You can choose anything from User’s Files to Network and Computer.

Click Apply, and the new icons will show on up on your desktop.

You can also change the look of the icons themselves. Click one of the icons displayed, then the Change Icon button to select a new one.

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