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Friday, 11 April 2014

How to remove Folder tasks screen from your Desktop screen

You will see a screen that contains Folder tasks or Common tasks on your desktop. Mostly it will be at left side of your desktop screen. It is very annoying screen that will cover your desktop screen. It is mainly because of a corrupt registry key (desktop.htt).

1. It's very easy to fix the problem.

2. Simply download the registry fix file Download

3. Double click on the downloaded file >> Click on "Yes" if you get any prompt.

4. Restart the computer. It will fix the problem.

5. You can also do it manually. Follow the below steps

6. Press Windows key + R key at a time >> Type "regedit" without the quotes >> Press Enter key

7. Take a backup of Registry  first.  How to Backup your Registry

8. Then go to the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00021400-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\ExtShellFolderViews\{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}

9. You will see "PersistMoniker" in the side pane, change it's value to "file://%userappdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop.htt" without the quotes.

10. Restart the PC. That's it.


  1. Im having a problem on my Pc in networks(Windows 7 64bit)
    The problem is when I am ticking the box of turn on file and printer sharing
    And followed by save changes
    And later within seconds I again click on change advanced sharing settings
    The changes I made get reverted back to ticked box of "turn OFF file and printer sharing"
    I cant fix it
    Gives no result
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  2. Can you please tell me briefly about the troubleshooting steps that you have take so far?

    Are you using any third party Firewall?

    Did you check with the related services like BITS, BFE, MpsSvc, TCPIP NetBios helper, DNS client?