Windows – How to show/hide the My Computer icon on the desktop via the command line

command linedesktopiconswindows 8

How I can show or hide the Computer (My Computer) icon on the desktop from CMD?

Best Answer

  • Try the following:

    1. To hide the icon:

      reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu /v {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
      
      reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel /v {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
      
    2. To show the icon:

      reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu /v {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
      
      reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel /v {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f