|23 Jul 2010||#31|
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Problem is that the self created "Shows Desktop" link is called with "explorer.exe".
But you have another "Shows Desktop" link in folder:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
But you can not easily copy this link to folder:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
The Icon will not show up in taskbar.
And you even cannot copy and replace the "Shows Desktop" link from "Quick Launch" folder to "TaskBar" folder. After a logout/login the "Shows Desktop" is gone from taskbar.
I think this is because Windows 7 keeps an eye on what happened in folder "TaskBar". In earlier Windows versions (XP and Vista) all installation programs can place their own shortcuts in folder "Quick Launch". That's not possible in Windows 7 "TaskBar" folder. Windows 7 stores the shortcuts although in registry:
If registry entry and shortcut varying, then Windows 7 don't show the shortcut in taskbar.
When you simple copy a shortcut to "TaskBar" folder then the registry will not be updated. If you replace an existing shortcut – which means: delete the old shortcut and save a new one with same name – Windows 7 recognize this.
But you can do the following:
Can somebody check out what shell procedure the shortcut "Shows Desktop" in folder "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch" is calling ? This could make many things much easier in creating a valid shortcut - instead of using:
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|19 Jan 2011||#33|
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Downloading and merging the lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below may be able to restore the default associations for shortcuts and allow you to create a "New" "Shortcut" again afterwards.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
Hope this helps,
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