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Quick Launch became corrupted and I need to recreate everything. I know I've done it before but I can't remember the object name: how do I recreate the Show Desktop icon?

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Should move to – squillman Sep 25 '09 at 19:58
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Go to C:\Documents and settings\YourUserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch and create a new text file; put the following inside:


Save the file as "Show Desktop.scf" and you're done.

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follow these instructions:

To re-create the Show desktop icon yourself, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad in the Open box, and then click OK.

  2. Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window: [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=explorer.exe,3 [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop

  3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as "Show desktop.scf". The Show desktop icon is created on your desktop.

  4. Click and then drag the Show desktop icon to your Quick Launch toolbar.
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