desktop icone dissappears from the left panel of my computer windows 7 pro (windows 7 pro desktop icon dissapears )

hello, happy new year to all of you.

recently i noticed that the desktop icon has disappear to unknown reasons from the left panel of the screen when i open my computer window or when i want to save file on the desktop, so i can't find that option which makes it easy to click on it and immediately can show me the desktop. is there any windows tweaker or doing any registry value modification can help to restore that icon. I have windows 7 pro and bitdefender internet security 2013 installed.
Thanks
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reoromanAsked:
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Kent DyerConnect With a Mentor IT Security Analyst SeniorCommented:
Sorry to interject..  How about the following?
restore shortcutsHTH,

Kent
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terencinoCommented:
On the left? The Windows 7 Show Desktop button is on the right, is that the one you are thinking of?
Show desktop icon missing in Windows 7
Also, you can always use Windows + D to show the desktop,
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reoromanAuthor Commented:
of course not this question. i explain more..
suppose you open text file and you want to save it on desktop, when you click save as, a pop up windows will appear which will ask you where to save the file, so from the left panel you can choose shortcut for some places, such as pictures, videos, ...etc . there was also a shortcut for my desktop. not i can't see it ??
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terencinoCommented:
Otherwise to recreate the XP quick launch icon that was on the left, follow these steps from :
1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window:
[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

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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. Create a new toolbar by right-clicking on the taskbar > Toolbars > New ... > New Folder call it QuickLaunch > move the Show Desktop icon there > right click on the toolbar and large icons no text etc, then move it to the left.
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reoromanAuthor Commented:
you do not get the point. please check the picture.
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terencinoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Haha sorry I was LMAO at how I got that wrong. Just go to Organize > Folder & Search Options > General > Navigation Pane > then check the Show All Folders. Otherwise you will find another Desktop icon under the Favorites star
Missing desktop icon
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reoromanAuthor Commented:
wow... it is really funny. it was under the favorites... lol .... the best solution is by kdyer, but also terencino solution is good. many thanks to both of you gentlemen.
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