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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Recreate Show Desktop Icon

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Show Desktop icon near the Windows XP start button is used to minimize all active windows. The icon/button is located on your Quick Launch bar. This Quick Launch bar folder location is at %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.

Sometimes, people accidentally deleted this icon. To recover this icon/button, you can try to;
  • Copy the icon from other users %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch folder.

  • Copy the icon from others machine with Windows XP that still have it on the same location.

  • Search the icon entire drive for Show Desktop file (*.scf extension)

  • Search the icon in i386 folder from Windows XP installer CD or DVD.

  • Create a new icon/button.

I would recommend to create a new Show Desktop icon with some simple step. Just open your notepad and create a new file called Show Desktop.scf with contents below.


Remember to save the file with .scf extension. If everything goes well, the file icon should appear as below automatically.

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