Show or hide common icons on the
can choose to display common Windows features
on your desktop, such as Computer, Network, and Recycle Bin.
Watch this video to learn how to show or hide common icons on the desktop (1:12)
You can learn more about working with desktop icons and other Windows 7 desktop features in The desktop (overview).
To show or hide common desktop icons
Open Personalization by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type personalization, and then click Personalization.
the left pane, click Change desktop
Under Desktop Icons, select the
check box for each icon that you want to appear on the desktop. Clear the check
box for icons that you don't want to appear, and then click