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Where is My Computer in W8.1

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    Where is My Computer in W8.1


    In W7 I had My Computer on my desktop and found it very useful. Now, with W8.1 I can't find it. Where?????


    Bill

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    Go to control panel, then personalisation and you can turn it on
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    I had to put My Computer on the desktop to remind me of what it did but my Windows 8.1 has a little "file" icon on the taskbar that puts exactly the same screen up as the My Computer icon on the desktop.
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    true but you can right click and get computer management or map a network drive if you want.
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    I thought in 8.1 my computer was "This PC" or something like that?

    As far as I know mine always showed up on Desktop by default so that's kind of strange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loveandpower View Post
    I thought in 8.1 my computer was "This PC" or something like that?

    As far as I know mine always showed up on Desktop by default so that's kind of strange.
    It was originally called "My Computer" then "Computer" then "This PC". Perhaps in Windows 9 they will go for "Anyones PC"

    It is disabled by default though on the desktop.
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    Anyones PC hahaha...
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    Wow! Those were fast answers. SOLVED!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by loveandpower View Post
    I thought in 8.1 my computer was "This PC" or something like that?

    As far as I know mine always showed up on Desktop by default so that's kind of strange.
    It was originally called "My Computer" then "Computer" then "This PC". Perhaps in Windows 9 they will go for "Anyones PC"

    It is disabled by default though on the desktop.
    Perhaps "Your PC". This could go on and on. I do wonder why they keep changing it, maybe an inside joke at MS.
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