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Folders icon disappeared from Start page

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Folders icon disappeared from Start page


    Somehow, the Folders icon disappeared from my Start screen, without which Windows 8.1 is almost unusable. Now I can't locate any folders and can't see anywhere else to access them. Terrible design!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Do you mean the icon for 'this computer' ?

    Right click on the desktop

    choose 'Personalise'

    Select 'Change Desktop Icons'

    Make sure the 'Computer' option tickbox is selected.

    Press Apply/OK
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    Do you mean the icon for 'this computer' ?

    Right click on the desktop

    choose 'Personalise'

    Select 'Change Desktop Icons'

    Make sure the 'Computer' option tickbox is selected.

    Press Apply/OK
    Or is it "User Files" same "medicine" for that too and it has nothing to do with "terrible design" but somebody changed settings.
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