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Deb98361

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A while back ago...I mistakenly deleted my desktop icon from my computer, I would sure like to know how to get it back. I'm running XP Pro
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flowergirl

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Hi Deb....I am not exactly sure what desktop icon you deleted.
But usually if you go to programs and right click on whatever you
want as a desktop icon....just click on 'create shortcut' and you
will get that icon on your desktop.

This is what I do to create shortcuts.
It may or may not be what you were asking. :tazz:

Janie :)

Edited by flowergirl, 06 January 2006 - 11:18 PM.

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Deb98361

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It's the one that looks like the little desk blotter or whatever it's called.... The icon/shortcut that takes you back to the desktop itself...that's what is gone.... LOL (I wasn't very clear)
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I have an idea, Deb.

Right click on your desktop background...click anywhere on it.

Then where it says
Arrange Icons by:

Scroll down and see if

Show desktop icons is checked???

I hope this helps.

It is 12:30am and I am going to bed.
But I will check here in the morning to see if this brought back your icon.
I think it will...I HOPE it will :tazz:

P.S. I went to bed and got back up. I got to thinking maybe you
met your desktop icon you wanted to retrieve was NOT on your
desktop but in the top taskbar...was it?

Edited by flowergirl, 07 January 2006 - 12:18 AM.

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Deb98361

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Ummm, I did that show desktop icons thing.... It was already checked....

What I was hoping for was for the little icon to come back to the task bar so that when I have 2 dozen windows open and need to get to the desktop it's not an ordeal...
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Hi Deb98361

Click Start, then Run and type regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32...click "Ok".

Does this return the Show Desktop icon to the Quick Launch bar?

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Well, Yes that did the trick.... Thank you....
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