Quick Tip: Restoring The Show Desktop Icon ~ Ask The Admin

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Quick Tip: Restoring The Show Desktop Icon

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you accidentally deleted the Show Desktop icon from your quick launch bar, or you had an end loser...errr...user do this, then this quick tip is for you.

If said event happened, first look in:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.

If you have checked in there, and do not see the Show desktop icon, then you need to make one from scratch. Here is how you do it:

1) Open Notepad (Or your favorite text editor)
2) Enter the following code:


3) Save the file as "Show Desktop.scf" minus the quotes to a safe place like your My Documents folder.

4) Drag that file to your Quick Launch bar and voilla! You now have the show desktop icon back!

-El Di Pablo