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Restore Show Desktop Icon

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement

Are you missing your Show Desktop icon in your Quicklaunch bar? If so, you may need to use Notepad to create a new one! This works for all versions of Windows from 98, all the way up to Vista.


1. Open Notepad

– If you’re using Windows XP or below, copy and paste this text into Notepad:


– If you’re using Windows Vista copy and paste this text:


2. Save to your desktop with the name Show Desktop.scf

To do this, click File>Save As… >at ‘Save in’, choose Desktop > at ‘File name’, type in
Show Desktop.scf * > at ‘Save as type’, choose ‘All Files (*.*)’ > Save > close Notepad.

*Make sure that it is saved exactly like this including the capitals and white space between Show and Desktop!*

3. Drag your new Show Desktop icon back to the Quicklaunch, where it belongs!


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