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paulsiam

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Running XP Pro SP2. I had some viruses which I cleaned up; but the virus changed the explorer.exe and desktop.scf inside C:Windows/

I would like to be able to get the original icons back and to put the Show Desktop icon with its original icon in the task bar. The programs I have seen on web using notepad do not restore the origian icon because it is missing in the windows folder too!

Can you suggest?

many thnaks
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I had some viruses which I cleaned up

Yourself?

Show desktop.scf is actually responsible for "Show Desktop" button in Quick Launch area, so I doubt it has anything to do with with your desktop icons.
You're not saying what is wrong with your desktop icons.
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yes, it is the quick launch that is part of the problem. I attach how it looks now, and it doe snot work. if i go to C:/Windows/ and look for explorer.exe, it is not the ordianry icon there either; and the desktop.scf is missing. Any suggesitons?

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Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista), type in:
sfc /scannow
Click OK (hold CTRL, and SHIFT, hit Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy (with Vista, most likely, you won't need it).
If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD (rarely in Vista case).
If sfc won't find any errors in Windows XP, it'll simply quit, without any message.
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