How to add or delete an icon on the Windows desktop

Adding an icon to your Windows desktop can make starting often-used programs easier, and deleting icons from the desktop can help keep the desktop organized and tidy. Shortcut icons can be created to quickly access drives, files, folders, or programs on your computer.

To add an icon to the desktop:

1) Using My Computer, or from the Programs in the START menu, locate the program, file, or folder you would like to create a shortcut for, then right-click it.

2) From the menu, click on "Send To > Desktop (create shortcut)."

The shortcut icon will appear on your desktop.


To delete an icon from the desktop:

1) Right-click the icon you would like to delete,

2) Choose "Delete" from the menu.

You can also simply drag the icon to the Recycle Bin.