Get the Icons Back on the Desktop
As with previous versions, the Recycle Bin is the only icon that by default appears on the desktop of Windows 7, as Figure 1 shows.
However, you can still make the Computer, User's Files, or Network icons appear.
- Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select Personalize.
- On the Personalization window, click the Change desktop icons link on the left pane.
- Choose which icons you want on the desktop (see Figure 2) and click OK.