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How to check if system items exists on desktop?

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Hi all,

I am trying to check if certain item exists (wich is a system element such as My Computer, My Documents etc.) on the desktop..

For example, i have this list:

My Computer|My Documents|Recycle Bin|Internet Explorer

Now i need to check if one of these elements are not on the desktop anymore (say user just deleted one element - My Documents).

Is it possible? i tryed search in the registry, but it seems that there is no particular info about the items on the desktop (with the reall used names of these items) - i hope i wrong :) ...


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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Maybe something like...

; Put MY Computer Shortcut On Desktop

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]

"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

; Put MY Documents Shortcut On Desktop

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]

"{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"=dword:00000000

; Recycle Bin

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]

"{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]

"{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=dword:00000000

;Put my computer my network places my documents on the desktop

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]

"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

"{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"=dword:00000000

"{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

"{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

;Sorts My Computer Above My Documents

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}]

"SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000054

Thats all i could really find... To hide change the dword to "00000001"

I take it you understand that registry tweaks can render your system unstable, and I take no responsibilty for anything that happens if you muck it up. Or something like that. Basically, use at your own risk!

Edited by Bert

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Thats all i could really find... To hide change the dword to "00000001"

Thats a start, thanks a lot!

Now i need to figure out what name used for each those elements - for example, in my system element My Computer named as Мой компьютер (russian), and i need to find where in the registry stored this information... and also there is need to compare this name with classid, so i can check if this particular item is on desktop (using RegRead() and checking the dword values).


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