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I had a icon on my Windows Desktop which was called "Windows 7 in a Box". It was an application which basically gave me easy access to Windows system controls aka God Mode.

I was trying to hide the file extension after the name (which was shown), but instead went into Properties and next to Attributes clicked on Hidden. The desktop icon has now disappeared.

A search using search program and files to find the program reveals nothing.

How do I unhide the attribute for that particular application and restore it back onto the Desktop ?

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Control Panel - Folder Options - Under Hidden files and folders select Show hidden files, folders, and drives.

That should reveal the icon on your desktop. From there you can undo the incorrect changes and apply the correct ones.

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That worked thanks very much BUT one minor niggle after Control Panel you have to go to Appearances and Personalization before being directed to Folder Options – Simon Sep 27 '13 at 17:11
Good to hear. On the view by drop-down on the top-right, if you choose small or large icons, Folder options will be more easily accessible. – Yass Sep 27 '13 at 17:15
Excellent, I never knew that. Thanks very much. – Simon Sep 27 '13 at 17:17
You're welcome :) – Yass Sep 27 '13 at 17:17
Additionally if I goto "All Control Panel Items" which is located on my RocketDock, I can also access Folder Options from there as well. – Simon Sep 27 '13 at 17:19

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