Restore My Active Desktop Button Removal Fix it Live!


We just released another Fix it Knowledge Base (KB) article. This Fix it removes the “Restore My Active Desktop” button from the desktop as described in KB 929200.

Comments (69)

  1. Anonymous says:

    I cannot get my address bar (at the bottom) back on my desktop having installed updates as invited on Windows XP

  2. Anonymous says:

    David,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Have you tried the Fix it for this KB? (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810869) This Fix it is specifically for getting the recycle bin back on the desktop.

    Sincerely,

    /Steve

  3. Anonymous says:

    Larry,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Are you able to right-click on your desktop and select Properties, then choose the Desktop tab, and pick a wallpaper from the dialog?

    /Steve

  4. David Kent Graphic Image says:

    I cannot get recycle bin back on desktop

  5. Larry Pike says:

    I did some thing and lost my wallpaper in IE7, I uninstalled ad reinstalled still no wallpaper?

    lpike@ix.netcom.com

  6. mady guindin says:

    have lot of problems PC running to slow all my games crash get error report  cannot find example aol adress. virtual memory slow how I fix those prblems?

  7. ruhi says:

    I tried fix it software to restore my desktop, but it did not work. It said the software did not support my system.

  8. Natalie says:

    hey im having a problem with my screen saver not coming up when i log on but my computer screen is saying restore my desktop but when i tried to do the fix it it says its not supported on this system. also my pictures wont show up when im on da internet. i have 2 click on da pictures 2 see them

  9. Glenda says:

    I was infected with Spyware Protect 2009 – I hijacked my Internet Explorer.  I was finely able to get to the malisous tool software downloaded and got rid of the Spyware Protect 2009 software.  Now I have access to Internet Explorer – with no add ons and can’t seem to be able to get them back.  Everytime I try something my system tells me microsoft can not access.  So, am unable to get any Windows updates.  I do NOT have Vista — but XP

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you

  10. Susie says:

    I turned off my computer because it froze up.  Now I have a message to Restore My Active Desktop.  When I click on that I get an error that there is an error running the script for this page.  I have tried restarting, shutting down, and restore.  

  11. Laura says:

    I installed internet explorer 8 and have lost the desktop icons and toolbar – do you have a fix for this? Thanks

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  13. ernie says:

    Some how the account of the administrator will not respond so i cannot do anything with this laptop windows xp

  14. Richard says:

    Dd not work for me on several PC’s.

    ‘This "FixIt" does not apply to your system’

    Manual regsitry change works fine

  15. Simon says:

    I installed IE 8 and then had no active desktop for GIF files? Any ideas

  16. smith says:

    1. Go Start >Run

    2. Type and enter regedit

    3. Go to this key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet

    ExplorerDesktopSafeModeComponents

    4. Change the value of DeskHtmlVersion to zero instead of decimal 272.

    5. Log off and Logon

  17. Norma says:

    Suddenly I have not sound in my computer., How can I know if sound card is still working., how can i find it

  18. Dinesh Nalawade says:

    Restore My Active Desktop Button

  19. kulz says:

    when i do right click on the restore button . suddenly the screen fluctuates for a while, and the same problem continues …………………………i did everything but nothing works………………pls help….

    its just a mind boggling

  20. sharath says:

    Restore My Active Desktop button appears on the desktop. However, when you click this button, nothing happens.

    To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDesktopComponents

    3. In the right pane, right-click DeskHtmlVersion, and then click Modify.

    4. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

    5. Exit Registry Editor. 6. Log off from Windows, and then log on. The Restore My Active Desktop button has been removed.

  21. William says:

    Thank you very much,

    My problem has been resolved with your help!!!!

  22. Rich says:

    I tried this solution above but nothing changed.

    Any other suggestions??

  23. Dotty says:

    If I use this fix will it revert me back to my previous wall paper?  

    Does the service pack make the difference?  SP2 vs. SP3?  Please advise.  

  24. Dotty says:

    I am trying to determine if there is something that triggers this behavior or should I chalk it up to a bug.  

  25. dave allen says:

    i cant get rid of the ‘active desktop recovery’ error message on my desk top, ive tried everything, plz help

  26. sue says:

    could you please restore my desktop please thank you

    and also i cannot find the icon to open my files

  27. sue says:

    could you please restore my desktop please thank you

    and also i cannot find the icon to open my files

  28. remy lynn says:

    i dont know how my son turn off the pc, what happens is when i turn it on the settings was bact to original, i lost my files, pics and everything… what will i do?

  29. *** says:

    tried to down load pictures from my camera and i lost all screen saver pictures and now i just have a white screen with my icons on it

  30. Frans Active Desktop Recovery says:

    I click on "Restore Active Desktop" but it does not work!

  31. safik786 says:

    when i connet the usb it show several minutes only.i cannot remove the usb safely

  32. Shivaiah. G says:

    I tried fix it software to restore my desktop, but it did not work. It said the software did not support my system.

  33. Shivaiah. G says:

    I tried fix it software to restore my desktop, but it did not work. It said the software did not support my system.

  34. sanjay Bhandari says:

    i'm facing the problem restore my active desktop plz advice me how to fix it.

  35. satya says:

    I did some thing and lost my wallpaper in IE7, I uninstalled ad reinstalled still no wallpaper?

  36. satya says:

    that my desktop is visible and the features are not visible how i can i get back all those this happened due to the installation of wallpaper

  37. linda estes says:

    how do i get rid of active desktop i tried everything and it wont work

  38. Riad says:

    My PC restart alone, and active desktop recovery shown

  39. rafiq says:

    restore my active desktop because it is ok I cannot get recycle bin back on desktop

  40. rohit says:

    I turned off my computer because it froze up.  Now I have a message to Restore My Active Desktop.  When I click on that I get an error that there is an error running the script for this page.

  41. Sandip Nath says:

    Hi Sir,

    I am getting Restore Active desktop with white back  ground on my desktop. Kindly help me to fix this issue.

    Thanks

  42. Christopher Robin Quinn says:

    My desktop just disappeared when I startup my windows XP and now it is opening with my documents only.

    Please help me fix this problem.

  43. Tom Price says:

    Something has happened to my desktop, it has always been blue in color

    however, something happened and the background is now white with a

    message that is enter mingled with my icons that says "Active Desktop Recovery"

    I have no idea what that is or how to remove it, can anyone help?

  44. PRADEEP says:

    dear team,

    i have useing dc and add many user ,,some use are facing restore desktop problem multipal time .

  45. Anand says:

    Hi ,

    I have using Windows Xp Sp3.

    I have facing some problem like Restore my active desktop . kindly sugest me how can i do…..

  46. bryan says:

    my desktop is showing that restore my active desktop i dont know what to do

  47. Babu Khan says:

    How to restore my Active Desktop in windows XP. i don't have the XP cd

  48. Babu Khan says:

    tel me how the restore my active desktop

  49. Carson says:

    All of my desk top icons have switched to Adobe and will not open, please help

  50. Rinkesh Yadav says:

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Are you able to right-click on your desktop and select Properties, then choose the Desktop tab, and pick a wallpaper from the dialog?

  51. waseem says:

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  52. denis coughlan says:

    I have lost my edit  tools  …bar and cant get it back  on my fire fox page

  53. rohit says:

    hey there is a problem in my pc every time when i open my machine on the desktop this msg appear so plz tell me how can i solve this?

  54. 2alam says:

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  55. juwel says:

    Hi,

    I've suddenly started having a problem with Active Desktop Recovery being shown every time I start my (Win XP Pro) machine. When I click "Restore my Active Desktop" I get the following error:

    "An error has occured in a script on this page:

    Line 65

    Char 1

    file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/My%20Name/Application%20Data/Microsoft/Internet%20Explorer/Desktop.htt"

    I've googled this and the only solution I can come up with is to delete the Desktop.htt file. I looked for this in the location above but the file isn't there!? I've made sure hidden files are shown. I did a system search for this file, and it drew a blank.

    I thought it might be a problem with my recent installation of IE7, but I've reinstalled this and it still doesn't make a difference.

    Has anyone got any ideas how to solve this?

    Thanks…

  56. Mustafa (aalgassim@yahoo.com) says:

    i didn't open my computer long time ago but now restore my active desktop message on my page i don't know what to do help me please?

  57. Michael says:

    Plss help me .. i incounter about restore my active desktop when i right click and click properties the wallpaper images are corrupt 🙁 i dunno what to do ..

  58. kumar sudhanshu says:

    i want to my desktop file recover which process.

  59. Pauline Grant says:

    I have a message that my active desktop has been stopped . how can I restore?

  60. kailly says:

    hi, i have done something to my pc,now everything in my pc is bigger, then the original size. the icons on my dekstop as well.

  61. Howard says:

    My desktop background is white. There is a message "Active Desk top recovery." I cannot nomalize my desktop.

    Howard

  62. Howard says:

    The background of my desktop is white. There is a message "Active Desktop Recovery." How do I restore my desktop.

  63. kilar says:

    I have using Windows Xp Sp3

    tel me how the restore my active desktop undestend

  64. dermot says:

    how do i get my desktop to display my wallpapper it will not come up how i fix this

  65. Tafseer Ahmad says:

    1– OPEN NOTEPAD

    2– COPY PASTE

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001

    strComputer = "."

    Set objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:\" & strComputer & "rootdefault:StdRegProv")

    strKeyPath = "SoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDesktopSafeModeComponents"

    strValue = "0"

    ValueName = "DeskHtmlVersion"

    objReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER, strKeyPath, ValueName, strValue

    3– SAVE AS MYDESKTOP.VBS

    4– DOUBLE CLICK THE VBS FILE

    5– REFRESH DESKTOP AND TADA ACTIVE DESKTOP GONE FISHING……..  🙂

  66. Brian says:

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    Brian.

  67. Abdullah says:

    Thank you for your feedback

  68. Abdullah says:

    Follow these instructions, u can solve ur prob:

    1.Go to Run, type regedit and hit enter
    2.Go here CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDesktopSafeModeComponents
    3.Select the value DeskHtmlVersion
    4.Select the Decimal radial button
    5.Change the value of 272 to 0
    6.Most of the time it might take a few seconds for your background to appear and other times…you might need to restart your computer.