Jan 2 2008

How To Get Your Show Desktop Icon Back in Vista

Show desktop I’ve deleted my Show Desktop Icon quite a few times by accident maybe you have too so today’s tip will show you how to get it back.

  1. Right click an empty spot on your desktop and choose new > text document.
  2. Copy and paste this text into the new document.[Shell]
  3. Name the file Show Desktop.scf and save it to your desktop.
  4. Drag the resulting new Icon back to your Quick launch Bar.

Show Desktop

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    6 Comments on this post


    1. Luis said:

      If you can’t see the Show Desktop icon, try displaying more of the Quick Launch toolbar by clicking the double chevron icon . If that doesn’t work, you might need to add the Quick Launch toolbar by right-clicking an empty area on the taskbar, pointing to Toolbars, and then clicking Quick Launch so that it has a check mark next to it.

      November 17th, 2009 at 10:26 am
    2. Kelvin Tan said:

      That is very effective…Thank you very much…^_^

      March 25th, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    3. Danisha said:

      Thank you this was the4 fastest way to get it done a lot of sties wanted you to download some random zip file.

      Thanks a loty

      August 6th, 2010 at 10:12 pm
    4. BL said:

      WOW. That was easy.

      March 1st, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    5. Michelle said:

      Thank you so much. I have tried a bunch of different “quick fixes” that i had found on google and this is the first one that has actually worked. Much appreciated!

      June 13th, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    6. Sai said:

      Hi Kevin, Thanks for the tip.
      I have done as per your instruction and I got the Show Desktop Icon.
      I have dragged and dropped the icon in the quick launch bar.
      But, when I click on the icon nothing happens. The icon does not work. It is not showing the desktop.

      Please advice.


      December 23rd, 2012 at 7:50 pm


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