If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8 you might find it beneficial to have shortcuts on your Desktop for your Recycle Bin, Control Panel, Computer, and your own User files.

It’s easy to add these icons to your Desktop. Just right-click on any blank area of the desktop and choose Personalize. Then choose Choose Change Desktop Icons from the left menu. Put checkmarks in front of the items you want to see on your desktop. Click Apply, then Okay and those icons will appear on your Desktop.