How Do I Restore the Show Desktop Icon to the Quick Launch Bar? - KB Article - 331147

How Do I Restore the Show Desktop Icon to the Quick Launch Bar? - KB Article - 331147

Restore the Show Desktop Icon to the Quick Launch Bar

  1. Click Start, point to Applications, point to Accessories, and then click Notepad.

  2. In Notepad, type the following commands:


  3. Save the file as Show Desktop.scf in the Quick Launch directory as follows:
    • For Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<Your_name>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
    • For Windows Vista: C:\Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

      Be sure to add the correct extension (.scf). If Notepad appends the filename with .txt, delete the .txt extension.

  4. If the icon does not appear on the Quick Launch Bar after saving, restart the computer. The icon appears when you restart the system.

The information contained in the above article consists of excerpts from the Ars Technica Web site. The technical information and troubleshooting described herein are for informational purposes only.

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Article ID: SLN66816

Last Date Modified: 04/15/2016 03:47 PM

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