How do I Get Back My Lost Desktop Tile in Windows 8?
If you’re thinking “Help, I lost my Windows 8 desktop tile. How do I get it back?” then you’ve come to the right place. Get it back.
Microsoft has dropped mainstream support for Windows 8. This is according to the company:
Windows 8.1 reached the end of Mainstream Support on January 9, 2018, and will reach end of Extended Support on January 10, 2023. With the general availability of Windows 8.1, customers on Windows 8 had until January 12, 2016, to move to Windows 8.1 to remain supported.
Get Windows 8 Desktop Back
If you’re thinking “Help, I lost my Windows 8 desktop tile. How do I get it back?” then you’ve come to the right place. The desktop tile in Windows 8 doesn’t remove itself, but if you (or someone else with access to your computer) accidentally or otherwise removes it, it won’t be visible. Fortunately, it’s built-in and can’t be removed permanently. Let’s go get it back.
Right-click anywhere in the Metro interface. A menu bar appears at the bottom of the screen. Click the All apps button at the bottom right corner.
From the All Apps menu right-click the Desktop tile and then click the Pin to Start button at the bottom left of the screen.
Your Desktop tile will be back in the Metro Start Screen. Although, it will probably be on the very far-right so you may need to move it somewhere more convenient.
I have put my windows 8 machine on the domain as an administrator and all the default apps tiles have disappeared. they are not listed in the All apps list.