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

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hmr516

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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.
 
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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
 

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