I have lost the "View Desktop" icon on my quick start toolbar. How can I get it back?

I have lost the "View Desktop" icon on my quick start toolbar. How can I get it back?
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Hi Ram

Thank you for Posting on Microsoft Answers.

Below are steps to recreate this.

1.     Go to Start

2.     In the Search field, type in: Notepad

3.     Press Enter on your keyboard

4.     With Notepad open, copy and paste the following:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=shell32.dll,34
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop
 

5.     Select File>> Save As

6.     Open the "Save as type" menu and select "All Files (*.*)"

7.     In the "File name" textbox, type in: Show Desktop.scf

8.     Select the Browse Folders button

9.     Select Desktop

10.  Select Save

11.  With the Show Desktop icon now showing on your desktop, press the Shift key on your keyboard and right click your Show Desktop icon.

12.  Select "Add to Quick Launch" from the resulting menu. Alternately, you can simply drag and drop the Show Desktop icon on to your Quick Launch bar.

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Hello Ram,



Here is another quick way to Veiw Desktop. Make it a great day!


To quickly show the desktop or open windows without using the Show desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar, you can use one of the following methods:
  • Press the Windows logo key+D on your keyboard.
  • Right-click the Windows taskbar, and then click Show the Desktop or click Show Open Windows.



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