Adding the Desktop icon back into Windows Quick Launch

Updated: 05/05/2017 by Computer Hope

Below are the steps on how you can add the Desktop icon back into the Microsoft Windows Quick Launch section of the Taskbar if it has been removed.

Windows Taskbar

  1. Click Start and in the Run box type: notepad and press enter.
  2. Copy and paste the below text into notepad.

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

  3. Save the file as desktop.scf
  4. Once this file has been saved, you can place this shortcut in your Quick Launch bar or anywhere on your computer. Then double click the shortcut to return to the Windows Desktop.

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