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July 1, 2005 7:23:28 PM

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Something happened to my computer.
My computer is run WinXP /SP2. Suddenly, icons under Quick Launch bar was
disappeared. I can see Quick Launch bar but without any icon. When I
checked c:\......\desktop\, all of these icons are sitting there as
xxxx.lnk. Please advise me how to make those icons visible. Thanks.
Craig
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July 1, 2005 10:05:44 PM

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On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 15:23:28 -0600, Craig wrote:

> Something happened to my computer.
> My computer is run WinXP /SP2. Suddenly, icons under Quick Launch bar was
> disappeared. I can see Quick Launch bar but without any icon. When I
> checked c:\......\desktop\, all of these icons are sitting there as
> xxxx.lnk. Please advise me how to make those icons visible. Thanks.
> Craig

Right click your taskbar and click to remove check next to Lock the
Taskbar. A divider will appear at the end of the Quick Launch toolbar.
Place your mouse pointer over it. When you see the double arrow <-->
appear, click and hold to "grab" that divider. Still holding, move the bar
to uncover the Quick Launch icons.

When you have it resized to your liking, pull the divider just a little bit
wider. About enough space to fit half of an icon. Then re-lock your
taskbar.

If no luck, check that you are actually logged on to the account that you
think you're logged on to. Click Start> Run and type in %userprofile%
Windows Explorer will open with the focus on the folders for the account
that is currently logged on. Does that highlighted folder match the same
group of folders that you were checking before?

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 11:03:01 PM

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I don't know if this will help but a few days ago my whole XP screen changed
as well...and ended up looking similar to Windows 98 but not
quite...everything was kind of grey and plain with the fonts being all
different. The screen was still set for XP view (not Windows 98 classic
view).
Just before that I had updated Java on my computer and after the update
things were not looking good. Fortunately I was able to do a system restore
to the pre-Java update and things were back to normal. Possibly there is a
system restore point set that may bring you back to where you were.

"Craig" wrote:

> Something happened to my computer.
> My computer is run WinXP /SP2. Suddenly, icons under Quick Launch bar was
> disappeared. I can see Quick Launch bar but without any icon. When I
> checked c:\......\desktop\, all of these icons are sitting there as
> xxxx.lnk. Please advise me how to make those icons visible. Thanks.
> Craig
>
>
>
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July 2, 2005 12:29:01 PM

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I followed your suggestion but nothing happened.

>Click Start> Run and type in %userprofile%
That opened up my profile but did not highlight anything though.

I also tried system restore to the point of two weeks ago. Icons were not
recovered in Quick Launch.
I can manually re-create those icons except for the icon of "Show desktop".
Please advise me where to make a shortcut for "Show Desktop".
TIA . Craig





"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 15:23:28 -0600, Craig wrote:
>
>> Something happened to my computer.
>> My computer is run WinXP /SP2. Suddenly, icons under Quick Launch bar
>> was
>> disappeared. I can see Quick Launch bar but without any icon. When I
>> checked c:\......\desktop\, all of these icons are sitting there as
>> xxxx.lnk. Please advise me how to make those icons visible. Thanks.
>> Craig
>
> Right click your taskbar and click to remove check next to Lock the
> Taskbar. A divider will appear at the end of the Quick Launch toolbar.
> Place your mouse pointer over it. When you see the double arrow <-->
> appear, click and hold to "grab" that divider. Still holding, move the bar
> to uncover the Quick Launch icons.
>
> When you have it resized to your liking, pull the divider just a little
> bit
> wider. About enough space to fit half of an icon. Then re-lock your
> taskbar.
>
> If no luck, check that you are actually logged on to the account that you
> think you're logged on to. Click Start> Run and type in %userprofile%
> Windows Explorer will open with the focus on the folders for the account
> that is currently logged on. Does that highlighted folder match the same
> group of folders that you were checking before?
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
July 3, 2005 12:51:10 AM

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On Sat, 2 Jul 2005 08:29:01 -0600, Craig wrote:

> I followed your suggestion but nothing happened.
>
> >Click Start> Run and type in %userprofile%
> That opened up my profile but did not highlight anything though.
>
> I also tried system restore to the point of two weeks ago. Icons were not
> recovered in Quick Launch.
> I can manually re-create those icons except for the icon of "Show desktop".
> Please advise me where to make a shortcut for "Show Desktop".
> TIA . Craig

How to Re-create the Show Desktop Icon on Quick Launch Toolbar
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=190355
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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
July 3, 2005 3:19:02 PM

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Thanks.
From Google search, I found a zip file which can recover Show Desktop. It
worked perfectly.
Thanks again. Craig



"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 2 Jul 2005 08:29:01 -0600, Craig wrote:
>
>> I followed your suggestion but nothing happened.
>>
>> >Click Start> Run and type in %userprofile%
>> That opened up my profile but did not highlight anything though.
>>
>> I also tried system restore to the point of two weeks ago. Icons were
>> not
>> recovered in Quick Launch.
>> I can manually re-create those icons except for the icon of "Show
>> desktop".
>> Please advise me where to make a shortcut for "Show Desktop".
>> TIA . Craig
>
> How to Re-create the Show Desktop Icon on Quick Launch Toolbar
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=190355
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 12:17:32 AM

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On Sun, 3 Jul 2005 11:19:02 -0600, macho wrote:

> Thanks.
> From Google search, I found a zip file which can recover Show Desktop. It
> worked perfectly.
> Thanks again.

You're welcome. Another way to get a copy of that file (without recreating
from scratch): Grab a copy from another user's account folders.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
July 4, 2005 2:14:16 PM

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>Another way to get a copy of that file (without recreating
> from scratch): Grab a copy from another user's account folders.

Hi Sharon,

Could you please be more specific about this?

>Another way to get a copy of that file (without recreating
> from scratch): Grab a copy from another user's account folders.

Are you referring to creating a "shortcut to Show Desktop"?. Please
tell me how to grab a copy.
TIA. Craig





"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 3 Jul 2005 11:19:02 -0600, macho wrote:
>
>> Thanks.
>> From Google search, I found a zip file which can recover Show Desktop. It
>> worked perfectly.
>> Thanks again.
>
> You're welcome. Another way to get a copy of that file (without recreating
> from scratch): Grab a copy from another user's account folders.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 3:17:26 AM

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On Mon, 4 Jul 2005 10:14:16 -0600, Craig wrote:

>> [2 quoted lines suppressed]
>
> Hi Sharon,
>
> Could you please be more specific about this?
>
If there is more than one user on the system, go to this folder in their
user profile:

..\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Quick Launch

Copy the Show Desktop.scf file and drop it into your Quick Launch folder.

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
July 5, 2005 4:50:11 AM

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See www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities, Restore Show Desktop Icon.

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"Craig" <machocraig@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:eC1PsNLgFHA.1480@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
>>Another way to get a copy of that file (without recreating
>> from scratch): Grab a copy from another user's account folders.
>
> Hi Sharon,
>
> Could you please be more specific about this?
>
>>Another way to get a copy of that file (without recreating
>> from scratch): Grab a copy from another user's account folders.
>
> Are you referring to creating a "shortcut to Show Desktop"?. Please
> tell me how to grab a copy.
> TIA. Craig
>
>
>
>
>
> "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%231fOrYDgFHA.268@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> On Sun, 3 Jul 2005 11:19:02 -0600, macho wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks.
>>> From Google search, I found a zip file which can recover Show Desktop. It
>>> worked perfectly.
>>> Thanks again.
>>
>> You're welcome. Another way to get a copy of that file (without recreating
>> from scratch): Grab a copy from another user's account folders.
>>
>> --
>> Sharon F
>> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
>
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