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Restore My Computer Icon in Windows 8/8.1

Some users might regret changing the My Computer icon when they realize that the default one is more recognizable for them. Under such circumstance, they need to figure out how to restore the icon. And that is why this article introduces the two methods to restore Computer icon in Windows 8 computer.

Video guide on how to restore Computer icon in Windows 8:

2 ways to restore My Computer icon in Windows 8/8.1:

Way 1: Restore the Computer icon by changing it to the default one.

This way can be applied when the original icon is remembered, and the steps below are to be followed.

Step 1: Access the Desktop Icon Settings dialog.

To get into the dialog, open the Search bar with Windows+F hotkeys, enter computer icon in the empty box, choose Settings and tap Show or hide common icons on the desktop in the results.

Step 2: Change the icon to the default one.

Choose the current Computer icon and click Change Icon in the Desktop Icon Settings dialog. Then, select the default Computer icon and tap OK in the Change Icon window. Finally, click OK to bring the changes into effect.

Way 2: Restore Computer icon using the Restore Default setting.

It can be adopted no matter the default Computer icon is remembered or not, and its concrete operation procedures are as follows.

Step 1: Open the Desktop Icon Settings dialog by the method mentioned above.

Step 2: Use the Restore Default setting to restore Computer icon.

In the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box, select the current Computer icon, click Restore Default and tap OK.

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