Hi, Jenn here, otherwise known as the dumbass who managed to delete her Desktop tile from the Windows 8 Start Screen. And while the operating system is still perfectly usable without that tile (hit the Windows key + D on your keyboard to show your desktop), that tile is quite nice to have around. After some digging around, I managed to obtain a legitimate, original-operating-system tile file (it’s really just a ink. file) that you can use to restore or replace a missing Desktop tile.
- Download and decompress (unzip) the file above.
- Drag/move/copy the file to the following folder: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
View your Windows 8 Start Screen by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard, or moving your mouse to the bottom left hot corner, and poof, you’ll see your newly restored Start Screen Desktop tile! Enjoy.