How to Add or Remove Desktop Icons on Windows 10?

In Windows 10, you can see Recycle Bin icon, one of the Desktop Icons, on the desktop by default.

If you want to add other Desktop Icons (Computer, User’s Files, Network, and Control Panel), then you can do it and here’s how:

Open Run Command. In it, type ms-settings:themes and then press Enter key.

Command to open Themes

You’ll be in the Themes section. Click Desktop icon settings link in the Related Settings section.

Now, you can see the Desktop Icon Settings popup.

Select the icon(s) that you want to add to the desktop.

All Desktop Icons are selected

Hit the Ok button at the bottom.

All Desktop Icons are added to Desktop

Remove Desktop Icons on Windows 10

Go to the Desktop Icon Settings popup as said above.

Now, unselect the icon(s) that you want to remove.

Canceled the selection of Control Panel

Click the Ok button at the bottom.

Desktop Icons are displayed on Desktop except the Control Panel

That’s all.