Desktop Tweaks - Add Printers and Fax Icon to the Desktop

To add the Printers and Fax icon to the Windows XP/2003 desktop follow the next steps:

  1. Open the Registry Editor click on the Start button on your taskbar, then click on Run and type "regedit" and click on OK to start the regedit utility.
  2. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace (see picture 1).

    Picture 1
  3. Create the key: {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} including the brackets.
  4. There is no need to reboot. Just wait a few seconds and see how the icon appears.

Note: As always, before making changes to your registry you should always make sure you have a valid backup. In cases where you're supposed to delete or modify keys or values from the registry it is possible to first export that key or value's to a .REG file before performing the changes.



Lex van der Horst

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