Show Hide System / Desktop Icons in Windows 8.1

After a fresh installation of Windows, you only see the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop. To show or hide other system icons on your desktop, from the Start Screen, type “Desktop Icons”, and then click, “Show or hide common icons on the desktop”, from the search results. Within from Desktop Icon Settings, make a check mark on those icons that you wish to have on your desktop, and press OK button.

You can also access “Desktop Icon Settings” by right-clicking on your Desktop, and choose Personalize. Click Change Desktop Icons from the left side pane. You can also change the icon style by clicking the Change Icon button, and then choose an appropriate style, or you can revert to the original, by clicking Restore Default button.

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