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    Desktop looks like a folder


    by itsmegift ·

    My desktop looks like a folder. Not sure why. Its got the default blue color side bar on the left side. And again it shows programs stored for the default user and not my account.

    I wish i could have attached a screen shot of how my desktop looks :-(.

    however just to get a feel of it click the link below

    not sure what to do.

    I would appreciate your help.

    thank you

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    • #2908046


      by itsmegift ·

      In reply to Desktop looks like a folder


    • #2908041

      What OS are you using …

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to Desktop looks like a folder

      I’m not familiar with this ‘default blue color side bar’ you mention.

      If you want to take a screenshot, use Gadwin:

      Once it’s installed, just tap the ‘Printscreen’ key on your keyboard (top left key of the central key column) and save to directory of your choice.

      The majority of TR use a site called Photobucket:

      Create a free account then upload your screenshot to Photobucket. When it is uploaded just copy the link of your screenshot (2nd option down in the links below your photo spot) and paste the link into your next post.

      We can then click on the link and have a look-see on Photobucket ourselves. 🙂

    • #2908025

      Try this out…

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to Desktop looks like a folder

      This application will correct the Registry setting that causes the Common Tasks pane to appear on the Windows XP Desktop.

      The correct value is: file://%userappdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop.htt

      Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

      And exists in:


      To use: Download the file and save it to your hard drive Locate and double-click the file you just saved and extract XP_CommonTasks.exe. Double click XP_CommonTasks.exe to run the utility. You will need to log off/log on or reboot for the change to take effect. There is no install/uninstall. Simply delete the EXE file to remove it.

      The original VB Script version can still be found here:

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