Windows - How to restore the Show desktop option?

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The Show Desktop option is missing from the taskbar. How to restore it?
Open a Notepad and paste the following command:
Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window:

Save As > "Show desktop.scf".
A Show desktop icon is created on your desktop, simply drag it to the Quick Launch toolbar.
Published by jak58. Latest update on November 18, 2013 at 09:04 AM by jak58.
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