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Lost "Show Desktop" Icon/Can't Recreate

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by irainbow, Mar 31, 2005.

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  1. irainbow

    irainbow Thread Starter

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    Hi -- I'm running Windows XP/2nd SP with IE Explorer 6 (updated to 2nd SP). Somehow, my "show desktop" shortcut got corrupted and wouldn't work, and I now have a two-fold problem.

    First, I can't figure out how to recreate it (it's also not in my START line-up). I tried to follow directions in Microsoft Article ID: 190355, and created the text file okay, but when I went to save it as: WINDOWS\System32\Config\Systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch couldn't find that within System Profile (where the article told me to save it), couldn't find or get past the portion highlighted in red above.

    Second, when i tried to drag the icon I had successfully created onto the taskbar, it became a cyan colored word on the cobalt blue background of the Taskbar, and I can't get rid of it/nor does it seem to serve any function.

    How can I resolve these issues, please.

    TIA for your help, :)

    Iris
     
  2. draceplace

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    This might work for you....If you right click on the task bar a menu pops up and show desktop is one of the options.
     
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    irainbow Thread Starter

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    Ding-Dong! Give putasolution a prize!!! (I hadn't even finished editing my post, and the solution to part 1 was already there!)

    Thanks putasolution!
     
  5. irainbow

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    Thanks, draceplace, this solution helped in the short term to access the desktop, thought didn't replace the icon.

    Your help is appreciated! :)
     
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