Monday, April 27, 2009

I know most of the people are looking for it and by default we don't see the desktop icon in Windows server 2003 or XP..... So, I too faced similar problem when I was new to this IT field. It's simple and easy to implement.

Here are the steps to follow to add it to quick launch area.
  • Open notepad.
  • Copy the below code.
[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

  • save the file with the name ShowDesktop.scf some where on your system or on your desktop.
  • drag and drop the file to the Quick launch area.
That’s it!!! you are done. Now, you got what you need. enjoy these wonderful posts!!!
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12 comments:

  1. Thanks, worked for me! Good stuff and makes life easy...

    KDrive

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  2. Legend! Exactly what I needed

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  3. The above trick does not work every time. Rather try entering regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32 in the run menu and press enter. Reboot the system and the show desktop icon will be available in the quick launch.

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  4. Excellent Work! This is exactly what I needed.

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  5. Excellent Work! This is exactly what I needed.

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  6. Thank a lot what a simple trick is ...!! Thanks again and again ....

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  7. Awesome! Thank youuuu

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  8. Cool dude, It did work for me and will you be able to help me with windows server 2003 also???
    thanks in advance

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  9. Thank goodness! Thank you!!
    Gretchen

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