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I messed up my desktop by downloading music shortcuts without creating a folder and now desktop is gone

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How can I create a desktop shortcut?


Create Desktop Shortcut for a File or Folder
  1. Navigate to the file or folder on your computer. ...
  2. Right click the file or folder. ...
  3. Skim down the menu that appears and left click the Send To item on the list. ...
  4. Left click the Desktop (create shortcut) item on the list. ...
  5. Close or minimize all open windows.

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut - Basic Computer Information

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Dec 11, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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Recreate the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar


To re-create the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch
toolbar, follow these steps....

1. Use any text editor (such as Notepad) to create a
file with the following lines:
[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop
2. Save the new file as a file named Show Desktop.scf
in the WindowsSystem or WinntSystem32 folder. Note
that Notepad may automatically append a .txt extension
to the file name. Remove this extension if Notepad
adds it. These steps do not work if the file is named
Show Desktop.scf.txt.
3. Quit Notepad.
4. Using Windows Explorer or My Computer, right-click
the Show Desktop .scf file, and then click Create
Shortcut.
5. Copy the new shortcut to the appropriate folder. In
Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98, copy the shortcut
to this folder: WindowsApplication DataMicrosoftInternet
ExplorerQuick Launch

In Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 2000,
copy the shortcut to this folder: WinNTSystem32
In Microsoft Windows XP, copy the shortcut to the
following folder: WINDOWSSystem32ConfigSystemprofileApplication
DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch

6. Rename the shortcut to Desktop.
The Show Desktop icon automatically appears on the
Quick Launch toolbar.
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Reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190355/EN-US/

on Jun 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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ALL folder turned into shortcuts and i really don't know how to get back my stuff. You know the hard drive has music shortcut document shortcut. Somebody help me.


You must have had them all selected and then dragged them somewhere, then maybe dragged back, creating shortcuts at that location. This could be done accidentally by holding the ALT key (or if that key is stuck down) while dragging them back or by holding the right mouse button instead of the left. If it was the right-button thing though, you would have had to also left-click on 'Create Shortcut' on the menu that popped up.

If this is what happened your 'real' folders will be wherever you dragged TO and the shortcuts will be wherever you dragged BACK to.

The fact that there are shortcuts is not alarming. Your originals must be somewhere! Use the Search function to search for any file or folder name you can remember. Start at the root of the system (My Computer) to search everything; it could take a while so be patient. When you find the missing folders just select them all and drag back to where they belong (or Cut from current location, Paste in new location).

Feb 18, 2011 | Intel Computers & Internet

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I have had an account with AOL for years without a problem but when I click on my desktop icon it will not open. What has happened and how do I fix it?


Hi there,

AOL shortcut was created on your desktop. Due to some technical issues, the configuration might have changed. Do not worry. I will help you to re-create another shortcut of AOL on your desktop for one time click and work,
When the AOL software is installed, a shortcut is created on your Windows desktop, allowing you to quickly and easily sign on. If your desktop icon is missing, or if it points to a version of the software other than the one you would like, follow these instructions.

To create an AOL icon on your desktop


1. On the Start menu, select Programs, then click Windows Explorer (on Windows XP, select All Programs, Accessories, then click Windows Explorer).
2. Browse to the folder that has your AOL software (e.g., C:\Program Files A File is an electronic document which can be text, pictures, sounds, videos or whole programs. Reminder: Never download files from someone you don't know. Files may contain dangerous Trojan Horse programs that may capture your AOL password, severely damage your computer, or contain objectionable graphics. To report a violation in an attached file, please forward the e-mail to screen name TOSReports.\America Online 9.0).
3. Click the file waol.exe once to select it.
4. On the File menu, click Create Shortcut.
5. Drag the new shortcut icon (Shortcut to waol.exe) to your Windows desktop.

Notes


·
You can rename your shortcut to something more meaningful to you. Simply press F2 on your keyboard while the shortcut is selected, type a new name, then press ENTER.
·
To delete a shortcut, drag it to the Recycle Bin. Your AOL software will still be on your computer.

That should work. For further reference, click the link;
http://canada.aol.com/help_files/canada_help9/Canada_Help_9.htm#Technical_Support/Installing_the_AOL_Software/Adding_an_AOL_shortcut_to_my_desktop.htm

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Anirban Mazumdar

Jun 04, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My messenger has dissapered from my computer but when im going to re install messenger it say that i allredy have it on my computer, but it is gone and i cant find it anywere


Hi,

You can find the messenger file and creat shortcut on desktop.
To do that from My Computer find the folder:

C:/Program Files/Windows Live/Messenger

Right click the file named "msnmsgr" .exe file with Windows Live icon. and say select "Send to desktop (Create Shortcut).

Hope this helps.

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May 07, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Live Messanger

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I wonder if you can help me, I am having difficulty downloading Yahoo Messenger, for some unknown reason it my computer will not download the icon onto desktop when asked, a windown comes saying all files...


What browser are you using?
If you are using Firefox and windows vista than the file is downloaded to your downloads folder under your user folder.
In past versions, downloaded files were saved on your desktop and this is not the case anymore.

Look in your "downloads" folder, the icon will be there.

Aug 25, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

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Can't get itunes to work


The error message “The folder iTunes cannot be found or created”. It was referring to the My Music directory that is usually located in the My Documents folder on the partition containing the operating system. The iTunes software creates an iTunes folder in the My Music directory on first start and if that directory is not accessible it will throw the error message and fail to load.
Since this error is related to the My Music folder it is important to check the directory path of that folder in the Windows Registry. This is best done by using the shortcut [Windows R], typing [regedit] and hitting the [enter] key.
The fastest way of location the two locations that contain path information for the My Music folder is to use the search by pressing [F3] and entering [My Music] in the search box. A click on [Find Next] will start the search and reveal the two locations.
The test computer system did not have path information listed at all. This can be changed by double-clicking the My Music key in the Registry and changing the path to an valid path manually.
The two Registry locations that list the My Music path are the following two:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
Make sure both point to a valid path on the system. Once the path has been changed iTunes will create the iTunes folder in that location and start up without this error message.

Please back up your registry before doing this. messing in the registry can make your computer stop functioning.

Make sure you follow the correct registry entry.

Apr 26, 2009 | Apple iTunes

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My desktop shortcuts open with search results page only


1.
Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
2.
Locate the folder, file, or program in the Folders directory, and then click the item to open it.
3.
Click the icon representing the item.
4.
Click File on the toolbar, and then Create Shortcut on the drop-down menu that appears.
5.
Right-click on the shortcut icon that is created.
6.
Choose Send To from the drop-down menu, and then click Desktop (create shortcut) on the submenu that appears.

Jan 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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Program Icon does not show up on my desktop


Click on Windows button. In the "Start Search" column just about the button type in "Office" and you'll be given a list of all programs that have the word "Office" in the name. Right click on the program and select "Open file Location".
In the folder find the shortcut icon you want to be in the desktop. Right click it and select "Create Shortcut". An error window will appear. It will say "Window cannot create a shortcut here.
Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead"
. Select "Yes"

Jan 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How to create a desktop shortcut for yahoo mail?


Go to Yahoo! Mail page. At the top of your screen click File, a menu drops down, put your mouse cursor on Send, a menu pops up, click Shortcut to Desktop.

Another way is go to Yahoo! Mail page, right click, a menu pops up, click Create Shortcut, a pop up asks "Do you want to put a shortcut to this website on your desktop", click Yes.

Nov 15, 2008 | Yahoo Mail

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