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Icon to return to desktop..I lost it...

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by hmr516, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. hmr516

    hmr516 Thread Starter

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    I accidently deleted an icon from my taskbar that brought me to my desktop when I clicked it. It's no longer in my recycle bin. Does anyone know how I can get it back. Thanks.
     
  2. JohnJ

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    You should find it located in C:\Windows\System. It's named "Show Desktop"

    Copy it and paste it in C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
     
  3. hmr516

    hmr516 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help. Problem has now been resolved. Thanks again.
     
  4. Deke40

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    If you loose it altogether here is another way.

    If you accidentally delete the Show Desktop shortcut from the taskbar's Quick Launch toolbar, here's how to restore it: In C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch, create a new text file with the following contents:

    [Shell]
    Command=
    IconFile=explorer.exe,3
    [Taskbar]
    Command=ToggleDesktop

    Save the file as ShowDesktop.SCF. This will put the shortcut back on your Quick Launch toolbar.
     
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