Show desktop button failing

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Show desktop button failing


    My show desktop taskbar button is not working anymore. I know I can create other from different ways, but I need to know if it is possible to repair the ORIGINAL one. Thanks so much.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,950
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    If you rt click the tasbar, does clicking 'Show Desktop' work?

    How about Win key + d?

    Make sure this is on:
    Show desktop button failing-snap-2019-08-21-18.49.34.png

    One source suggests this to reregister the dll
    regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

    Otherwise, as you say it's not working any more, do you have either
    - a system restore point
    - a disk image
    you created before this happened?
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Finally I restored the system from a point days ago and it worked.

    Thanks.
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 8,840
    Windows 10 Pro X64 1903 18362.295
       #4

    Mind if I ask what show desktop taskbar button? I don't have nor ever have had one as far as I'm aware. Only thing close to it is the space at the far right of the Taskbar that can be used to hide Desktop icons and then show them again, as long as nothing significant has been changed on the desktop.
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  5. thomaseg1's Avatar
    Posts : 4,958
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1903
       #5

    ???curious too is this the one you meant?
    Show desktop button failing-image.png
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Show desktop button failing-anotacion-2019-08-22-045212.png

    I had it in Quick Launch of taskbar for a long time. But now I'm thinking I expressly created it, so this post is nonsense. Sorry lol. I was thinking it was there by default.
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  7. thomaseg1's Avatar
    Posts : 4,958
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1903
       #7

    It may have been there at one time but Microsoft might have considered
    it an annoyance and moved it to the right click taskbar menu.
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  8. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS Mojave
       #8

    Windows D keys.
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,950
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #9

    Show desktop button failing-untitled.png
    I had- it now seems erroneously- thought the OP meant that one, bottom right.

    APoL0x - do you have that, and does it work?

    And when posting a question, I suggest you post a screenshot to help people answer the right question...

    But it seems you were lucky-this time- and System Restore completed - it often doesn't.
    Hopefully you use disk imaging routinely- we so often recommend Macrium reflect (free/licensed)- there are others too. Given a disk image you can recover to a good previous state even if you have to replace your disk.
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  10. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #10

    I wanted to say I have it there in taskbar for a long time.

    And yes, I have the option to show desktop on the right side of taskbar, but I personally prefer to have it on the left side.
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