My Windows 8 start screen/Desktop disappered

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Hi everyone,

After logging in to my PC, the welcome screen on my Windows 8 PC disappeared. It looks like my computer was turned off. When launching the Task Manager, I clicked on the processes that runs. I can see what's running on my computer drives but the Desktop is not there. How can I get it back? Can someone please help me on this matter?


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My Windows 8 start screen/Desktop disappered


To restore Desktop tile at Start Screen, you just need to copy Desktop shortcut in "Programs" folder again and it'll reappear at Start Screen.

If you are also facing Desktop tile missing in Windows 8 Start Screen problem, you can follow these simple steps to fix the problem:

1. Press "Win+R" keys together to open RUN dialog box. Now copy following string in text box and press Enter:

%programdata%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms

It'll open "Programs" folder containing various shortcuts which are shown at Start Screen or "All Apps" page.

2. Now download Desktop tile shortcut using following link:

Download Desktop Tile for Windows 8 Start Screen

Its a ZIP file, extract it and you'll find a file "Desktop" in the extracted folder.

3. Copy "Desktop" file from the extracted folder and paste it in the "Programs" folder which you opened using step 1.

4. That's it. As soon as you copy the shortcut, Desktop tile will be re-added automatically to Start Screen. If you still don't see the tile, you can re-pin it using "All Apps" page. Now it'll appear on that page.

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