2 Options to Rename “This PC” Back to “My Computer” in Windows 10

January 19th, 2016 by Admin Leave a reply »

If you’ve just upgraded to Windows 10, you might probably notice that the traditional shortcut “My Computer” is renamed to “This PC“. While this doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, you can change it back to “My Computer” to feel more comfortable with Windows 10. Here are 2 simple ways to rename “This PC” back to “My Computer” in Windows 10.

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Option 1: Rename This PC from Windows Desktop

If you’ve configured Windows to 10 display “This PC” on your desktop, you can rename it directly from the desktop. Just right-click on “This PC” icon and select “Rename” from the drop-down context menu, then type a new name “My Computer” and press Enter.

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Of course you can rename This PC to My Computer or anything else you see fit.

Option 2: Rename This PC from File Explorer

Press the Windows key + X to open the Quick Access menu. Click the “File Explorer” option to launch Windows Explorer. On the left-hand navigation pane, you can see the “This PC” shortcut. Right-click on This PC to open its right-click menu and click “Rename“. Enter “My Computer” without the quotes.

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This will also make the “This PC” shortcut on your desktop rename to “My Computer” as well. If you don’t see the change immediately, press F5 to refresh the desktop.