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Restore "Show Desktop Icon" in quick launch toolbar by sawedoff
Posted: 31 Jan 05

Restore Desktop icon in Quick Launch Toolbar!

Look to see if this Show Desktop.scf or Desktop.scf already exists (possibly in WINNT/System32).  If it does, just highlight it and drag to the quick launch toolbar.  It will recreate its own shortcut.

Otherwise, use any text editor (such as Notepad) to create a file with the following lines:



All punctuation, capitalization, and spacing are important. Save the new file as a file named Show Desktop.scf in the Windows\System or Winnt\System32 folder. Note that Notepad may automatically append a .txt extension to the file name. Remove this extension if Notepad adds it. These steps do not work if the file is named Show Desktop.scf.txt.

Quit Notepad.

Using Windows Explorer or My Computer, navigate to the appropriate folder, then right-click the Show Desktop.scf file. Select Create Shortcut from the pop-up menu.
Still using Windows Explorer, and if you're using Windows 2000, copy the shortcut to Winnt\System32

Rename the shortcut to Desktop.scf (Either select the file with the right mouse button and choose "rename" from the pop-up menu to edit the name, or highlight the filename and press F2.)

The Show Desktop icon automatically appears on the Quick Launch toolbar.  (If it doesnÆt show up automatically, just drag and drop it on the quick launch toolbar.)

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