Customize Desktop missing from right click on desktop

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I am facing this peculiar problem

Was installing Sonic Sounde Forge 6.0 and after that I saw that my "My Computer" icon from the desktop went missing. No biggie, just right click on the desktop and select properties, but when I did that I found this

Can't get the My Computer Icon, can't change the wallpaper, just 2 options Shown, Screensaver and Settings !!!

What happened to rest of the options :shock: :shock: :shock:

Any ideas how to bring it back to the original self.

OS - Windows XP SP2

Appreciate all the help that can be given here


Open NotePad, and copy the contents of the below "Code" box:-
regedit /e test1.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies"
regedit /e test2.txt "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies"
copy test1.txt + test2.txt = info.txt
del test1.txt
del test2.txt
Go to File Menu > Save As, and save the file with the name Test.bat and exit from NotePad.

Double-Click on the file Test.bat, a small DOS type window should open and close immediately.
After this, there would be a file called Info.txt in the same location where Test.bat was present. Open the Info.txt and post it's contents here.


Cyborg Agent
i hope you have windows xp professional

go to start -> run -> type gpedit.msc and enter
go to Computer config -> user config -> admin templates
-> control panel -> display
disable following entries
# hide appereance and themes tab
# hide desktop tab
in display subfolder disable :: remove theme option


Choto Cheeta

Navigate to


If there is a DWoRD Value such "NoDispScrSavPage" with a data value of 1 this will disable the screen saver tab. Change the value to 0 or delete it to see the tab again.

see MS data Base..


Thanx swatkat, alib_i and saurav_cheeta.

Took alib_i's advice and everything is back to normal.

Thanx for the help guys, appreciate it, U rock !!!!
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