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script to put icons on desktop

By dezasta ·
hi im currently in the process of creating a automated install of windows xp and am wanting a script to put the icons for my computer and my documents on the desktop. i dont want them to be the shortcuts but the actual icons themselves. i know how to do it manually (display properties>desktop>customise>then select which icons you want) but i would like to do this via a .bat script. help please?

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Does this help?

by M@gnesium In reply to script to put icons on de ...

http://theos.in/news/windows-xp-batch-file-script-to-copy-all-files/

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unfortunately no,

by dezasta In reply to Does this help?

what i am trying to acheive does not require copying of files just simply putting the icon on the desktop. i have inadvertantly also found a fix for my problem. rather than use a script its just a matter of a simple registry tweak to turn on the icons for my computer and my documents.

appreciate your help none the less

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(edited) If you know the registry settings

by seanferd In reply to unfortunately no,

then you can either call them in a script with the reg add command, or write them into an .inf file which can be installed by command or right-clicking and choosing install.

Or, you can export the registry keys, combine them into one .reg file, and right-click that and select Merge.

Tweaks for desktop items and other stuff here
http://www.theeldergeek.com/registry_edits.htm
among other places.

You can also get apps that have loads of these tweaks all in one interface, like Tweak Now Win Secret, FreshUI, and others.

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