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Put a Tile to Computer on the Start Screen

Do you miss having one-click access to the Computer folder in Windows 8? Here’s how to put a tile to it on the Start screen.

Here’s a guide for everyone who desires to get to the Computer folder in Microsoft Windows 8 quickly. it is simple to do.

  1. Open File Explorer
  2. Go to C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ where User Name is your account in Windows.
  3. You should see the \Programs folder.
  4. Right-click the directory
  5. Choose Create Shortcut
  6. The shortcut created will be called Programs – Shortcut
  7. Right-click it
  8. Select Properties
  9. Click the Shortcut tab
  10. In the Target box, remove what’s there, and instead type this:

    C:\Windows\explorer.exe explorer.exe /root,,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8- 08002B30309D}

  11. Go to the General Tab
  12. Rename the shortcut Computer
  13. Then click OK (See image below)
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Creating a shortcut to Computer

 

After you’ve finished, A tile to launch Computer then appears on the Start screen (See image below).

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The Computer tile on the Start screen

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If you would like, you can modify the tiles icon on the Start screen. Using File Explorer, right-click the shortcut you have created on the Desktop, select Properties, and go to the Shortcut tab. Click Change Icon, and select an icon.

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Selecting an icon to appear on the tile

That becomes the picture on the tile.

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The new icon on the tile on the Start screen

 

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