What to do when you miss the “Show Desktop Icon”

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If your “Show Desktop Icon” on the Quick Launch toolbar disappeared follow the steps given below:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Carefully copy/paste the following text into the Notepad window:
    [Shell]
    Command=2
    IconFile=explorer.exe,3
    [Taskbar]
    Command=ToggleDesktop
  3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as “Show desktop.scf”. The Show desktop icon is created on your desktop.
  4. Click and then drag the Show desktop icon to your Quick Launch toolbar.

Links: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190355

Backups with mushroom flavour

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Making backups is a pain especially if you organize your data as a kid organizes his bedroom closet… you know what i mean!

One strategy could be the use of a batch file to copy the folders you specified, however most of the time this option lacks the flexibility and robustness needed. Fortunately there are plenty of programs to get the job done but, most of them are either paid or use a proprietary file format to save the data.

That’s what makes Cobian Backup from Luis Cobian quite a finding, it is highly flexible and customizable, saves your data in a well know format and last but not least it is free. Try it yourself and afterwards, if you also came to the conclusion that the program is awesome, remember to donate.

P.S. The application’s icon is a mushroom, that explains the title

Waiter! Could I have the menu bar in Windows 7, please?

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The new appearance of Windows is much cleaner however i find myself searching for features that in the past were in front of my eyes.
One of the things i miss is the menu bar in windows explorer fortunately there is a shortcut that makes the old File Edit menu appear.

Next time simply press the Alt key and the menu will be right below the address bar!