Windows XP – Show Desktop Icon – Recreate

To re-create the Show desktop icon, follow these steps: Click Start, click Run, type notepadin the Openbox, and then click OK. Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window: [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=explorer.exe,3 [Taskbar]...

Windows XP – File Associations – Restore Default

Download the fileassoc.txt file here (you may want to right click and select Save As). Look up the file extension that you wish to correct.  The entries are in the format of: assoc.txt=txtfile Use your mouse to copy the line for the association you wish to restore. ...