How to re-create the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar

For the less adventurous.

Download the file then proceed to Methods of putting it back.

For the tech savvy.

Manually create the file then proceed to Methods of putting it back.


1. Click Start , click Run, type notepad, and then click OK.
2. In Notepad, type the following text on individual lines:

3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as Show Desktop.scf.

Note Notepad might automatically append a .txt extension to the file name. Remove this extension if present. The file name should be Show Desktop.scf.

How to make Show Desktop.scf show in Quick Launch

Method 1

1) Right-click and drag the Show Desktop.scf icon to the Quick Launch toolbar or another location

2) Click Move Here.

Method 2

1) Go to the Quick Launch folder.

Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows 98
Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Microsoft Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

2) Copy the Show Desktop.scf file there.

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