How to restore “show desktop” icon?

How to restore show desktop icon If you want to restore the show desktop icon, follow this short guide and see how it works: including a free download of the show desktop icon if you don’t want/can’t create it yourself.

Restore Show Desktop Icon in 3 Steps

1. Step To restore the show desktop icon, open the notepad editor in Windows 7 and insert the following text:

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

2. Step Next, save this file as a .sfc file (simply add .sfc to the filename and select All files (*.*) from the dropdown instead of Text file (*.txt))

3. Step Copy the icon to: C:Users[yourusername]AppDataRoamingMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchUser Pinned

Download Show Desktop Icon

You can also download the “show desktop” icon from us:
Download Show Desktop Icon

How to pin the “show desktop” icon to the taskbar?

You can’t pin that shortcut to the taskbar without some tricks.

1. Step Create a random shortcut or copy one of the existing icons on your desktop.
2. Step Right-click on the new shortcut and click on Properties.
3. Step Insert C:Users[yourusername]AppDataRoamingMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchUser Pinnedshowdesktop.sfc as the Target:

Restore Show Desktop Icon Taskbar

4. Step Optionally, click on change icon and locate a nice icon for the shortcut.

5. Step Pin the shortcut to your taskbar.

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Published: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 Last Modified: May 12, 2010

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