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Q.  Please help me find my "Show Desktop" shortcut.

I inadvertently deleted my "Show Desktop" shortcut that resides on my Quick Launch Bar... I somehow accidently dragged it to the desktop then deleted it - the actual command and not just the shortcut, I believe. I have become accustomed to it being on my Quick Launch over the years and I really miss it. Is there any way to resurrect it? I know I can still right-click on the task bar and click Show Desktop, but I much prefer the direct shortcut if I can get it back. Any suggestions? I'm using Windows XP SP2 Home Edition. Thanks for any help.

A.  What you want to do is the following:

Open notepad and Copy and Paste the following:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

Now go to save as, instead of saving as .txt, use the drop down to select all files. Save as exactly the following and save it to your desktop "Show Desktop.scf" and you can now drag into your Quick Launch Bar from the desktop.
 

A Second Method Is:

Copy the file from another user account

Every user account will have a copy of Show Desktop.scf file. Search for the file named Show Desktop.scf in your computer by logging in as Administrator. Copy it to your user profile path here:

%Appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

(Type the above path in the Start, Run dialog)

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