My Computer icon is no more displayed as an icon in Windows 8 and 8.1 desktop by default. By habit, My computer is the place where I usually go for assessing my disk partitions and then search for files. I am sure there are users out there who does the same. Here comes the step by step for getting back My Computer icon on desktop.
- Click on Desktop listed inside Metro interface. This will take you to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 icon
- Right click on open area, click Personalize
- Change Desktop Icons
- Check My Computer option, Click Apply and OK. (There is also an option to change My Computer icon here)
You will now have This PC icon on the desktop. I just renamed it to My Computer.