Friday, June 30, 2006

Show Desktop: How to restore it?

Ever tried deleting the "show desktop" icon of the quick launch menu in taskbar? Well… I tried and to my horror couldn't get it back. So it was time for the silly white hat hacker inside me to wake up and carry on the ASSignment. Here is the step by step procedure on how I restored the show desktop icon to the quicklaunch bar.

  1. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch and check if you find show desktop icon in that folder. If not found try C:\Documents and Settings\Guest\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
  2. Now copy this file (Show Desktop) to the Quick launch folder in your user account. Example: c:\Documents and Settings\your username\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
  3. Press F5 to refresh. Thats all… now you may rest in peace. You have just restored the show desktop.