Sorry for the late reply.
You can manually recreate the Show Desktop and Flip 3D icons. Here are the
For Show Desktop:
1. Open Notepad and Copy / Paste the text between the 2 lines in Notepad.
(Don't copy the lines)
2. Save the file as Show Desktop.scf to the Desktop.
You can then move or copy the resulting Show Desktop icon to the location of
For Flip 3D.
1. Right click the desktop and select New / Shortcut.
2. Copy and paste the following in the Location Box and then click Next.
RunDll32 DwmApi #105
3. Enter the name Flip 3D and click Finish.
4. Right click the new shortcut and select Properties / Change Icon. Click
the Browse button and navigate to C:\Windows. Click the Explorer.exe file
and select Open. The icon is in the 3rd row, 5th icon. Select the icon and
click OK. Click Apply / OK and your done.
You can copy or move the to the location of your choice.
"Peter in France" <Peter in France@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in
>I too have lost my Quick Launch icons but when I looked in the place you
> suggest that too was empty. Can you advise how to restore them. I suspect
> that Bug Doctor was reponsible for deleting them all.
> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>> You will find a duplicate of both the "Show Desktop" and "Switch between
>> windows" shortcuts in the Default User, Quick Launch folder.
>> Open Windows Explorer and navigate to:
>> C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Interne t Explorer\Quick Launch
>> In the Quick Launch folder, right click and Copy the "Show Desktop"
>> Next, open the C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Intern et
>> Explorer\Quick Launch folder. (Where "username" is the name you are
>> on with and right click / Paste the shortcut there.
>> Repeat the same steps for the "Switch between windows" shortcut.
>> Ronnie Vernon
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>> "swattig" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> >I have tried this. I did get the volume back but not the 3D or Desktop
>> > They are not anywhere to find to drag to the quick launch. They
>> > disappeared.
>> > S
>> > "DP" wrote:
>> >> Right-click the taskbar, go to Toolbars and make sure Quicklaunch is
>> >> checked.
>> >> Let us know if that works or not.
>> >> The volume icon usually is in the system tray, not Quicklaunch.
>> >> "swattig" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:29FD770B-DD06-4397-A34C-571CAA5119F9@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I lost the two icons in the taskbas for Vista - the 3D flip and
>> >> >desktop.
>> >> > Antone know how to restore them? Also the volume icon is missing on
>> >> > the
>> >> > quick launch... and I cannot get it to display. Help!