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By mark22660 ·
On my desktop I have located on the lefthand side a Details Task Pane, as if my Desktop was a folder itself and I can't figure out how to get rid of it so that I have a full screen. I've tried just about everything I could think of. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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by PESK, mbcs, mcse, mcitp, sts In reply to Desktop

More information is required, such as, can you view the Taskbar, can you see the "Show Desktop" icon, if you can view the Taskbar? Be exhaustive.
In any case, here's some things you may want to try.

Hold down the Win key and press [R], a RUN dialog box should show. In it type "C:\Documents and Settings\PESK.XP-PESK.000\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch" without spaces and WITH quotes! If it exists, delete the "Show Desktop" icon and right-click on an empty part of the quick-lanch folder, select New, Shortcut. Name it Show Desktop and open it in Notepad. Type in the following;

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

Save and exit. Click on it to display the Desktop.

Secondly, open a Run dialog box and type in "Control desk.cpl" without the quotes. This should open up the Display Properties box. Under Desktop, select Customize Desktop and in Desktop Items select the Web tab. Uncheck the "My Current home page" selection, and OK out of everything. This should bring your desktop back.

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by PESK, mbcs, mcse, mcitp, sts In reply to Desktop

Obviously, replace the C:\Documents and Settings\PESK.XP-PESK.000\ with your primary logon profile name such as C:\Documents and Settings\MARKS PC , etc...

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by mark22660 In reply to Desktop

That all sounded great, but unfortunatly it didn't work. I had to reinstall over my exsisting OS and everthing is back to normal. Thank you for answering though. I appreciate it.

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