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

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Do you specifically need .lnk shortcut or any other .bat or something that can launch My Computer will do? –  Lamb Jan 23 '13 at 8:40
    
No, I want to enable Computer icon in desktop icons in windows 8 –  sma6871 Jan 23 '13 at 8:50
    
    
@bummi this post create shortcut but I want to show read Computer icon with Manage option on right click. –  sma6871 Jan 23 '13 at 9:56

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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
    
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