This tutorial will help you in enabling View menu on Desktop under Windows XP: Source: How to enable VIEW Menu on Desktop in Windows XP 1. Open %windir%\System32\Shell32.dll file in Resource Hacker. 2. Goto: Menu -> 215 -> 1033. 3. In right-side pane, replace the line saying: Code: POPUP "&View", 28674, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0 to: Code: POPUP "&View", 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0 i.e., you have to only change the ID 28674 to 0. It can also be done by deleting the text after "&View" and after compilation resource hacker will automatically add the remaining part. 4. Now click on Compile Script button and save the file.