Make the Shutdown Icon on Your Desktop and Others.

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Introduction: Make the Shutdown Icon on Your Desktop and Others.

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Create shutdown, restart, log-off and hibernate shortcuts for your desktop.

Step 1: Starting!!

- Right click your desktop
-> New
-> Shortcut

Step 2: The Location.

Enter the following based on your desired shortcut
Shutdown: shutdown -s -t 0
Restart: shutdown -r -t 0
Logoff: shutdown -l -t 0
Hibernate: rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState Hibernate

Step 3: The Title.

Anything works here.

Step 4: Changing the Icon.

This is a functional shortcut, you may want to give it an icon though. So right click it and choose "Properties".

Step 5: Choosing the Icon.

- Change Icon...
- Choose your icon
- Done!

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    63 Comments

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    Johnsonsaji01
    Johnsonsaji01

    1 year ago

    This is just running command scripts and closing command prompt, but it does not shutdown.
    Is there another way

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    not a toad
    not a toad

    14 years ago

    shutdown.exe is only present on windows xp. this will not work on previous versions of windows

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    kevinf197
    kevinf197

    Reply 2 years ago

    ????...
    I am looking at a "shellmenuview" of all the commands currently in use on a win-7-64-ultimate PC and have shutdown.exe listed 3 times with arguments for...
    Shut Down Computer as shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f
    Restart Computer as shutdown.exe -r -t 00 -f
    Log Off as shutdown.exe -L
    all residing in the ROOT hive of the registry @ \DesktopBackground\shell\"insert function name here-without the quotation marks"\Command

    FYI: Vista keyboard shortcut key combo's..
    Win + Right Arrow + Enter Sleep Mode

    Win + Right Arrow (x3) + Enter Shut Down

    Win + Right Arrow (x3) + U Shut Down

    Win + Right Arrow (x3) + R Restart

    Win + Right Arrow (x3) + W Switch User.

    Have a "be nice" day ;-)

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    mireshs
    mireshs

    6 years ago on Introduction

    for recovering deleted data first you will need to try multiple softwares . (free)1 glareutilities ,2. mini tool partition wizard(it has a recovery tool) ,3 tune up utilities write one of the name in google search engine and you will get the download link .I have use above softwares. there are many softwares . never pay for a software without trying it first to see if it works or not.

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    tbarkdull
    tbarkdull

    14 years ago on Step 4

    This does NOT work in a domain environment, Common users and Power Users do not have permissions to run Shutdown.exe

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    dddstein
    dddstein

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 4

    They do in my domain environment.

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    Bookwyrm83
    Bookwyrm83

    9 years ago on Step 5

    You also can't spell, which makes this nearly impossible to read.

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    Guddu
    Guddu

    10 years ago on Introduction

    what exactly happens in d background when a computer is shutting down???
    i mean d processess....can i see them!!!

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    arun.luv
    arun.luv

    14 years ago on Step 1

    can anyone tell me how to recover deleted data..?

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    faiztalab
    faiztalab

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    yes sure...you can recover the deleted data just contact me on faiztalab@yahoo.com i m 12 hours online i will give you the small size software..which i can send you by your email as well... Faiz

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    faizkhan124
    faizkhan124

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    HI FAIZ SIR. CAN U SEND RECOVERY SOFTWARE ON THIS EMAIL ID "faizengg@mail.com"

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    MairseyDotes
    MairseyDotes

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Assuming you aren't talking about stuff in the recycle bin:

    1. Don't write anything else to the disk until you finish recovering the data.
    2. Learn the details of your file system (FAT, FAT32, NTFS, ext3, or whatever).
    3. Find the first block containing data from your deleted file. copy the data using a hex editor to a new file. This file must be on a different drive (A USB stick, perhaps).
    4. Repeat step 3 for each subsequent block, appending it to the end of the new file.

    Or go read this HOWTO: http://lifehacker.com/393084/how-to-recover-deleted-files-with-free-software

    Good luck.

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    DJP4VEP
    DJP4VEP

    12 years ago on Step 2

    Need anyones help...... I have made a vbScript for a fake virus but at the end of it i want the system to sutdown with a time limit. Any ideas? Thanks

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    GEEK1
    GEEK1

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    yes there is a shutdown icon that can do that with a time limit. I put the ones with a time limit at school with and internet explorer icon. I pranked so many people. :)

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    MairseyDotes
    MairseyDotes

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Your way is unnecessarily complex for someone who doesn't want to automate the shutdown for a different delay every time (plus which VBscript is about as secure as a chicken-wire air tank).

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    THE_GEEK2007
    THE_GEEK2007

    13 years ago on Introduction

    i see the code for hibernate, but what is the code for Stand By? TGT

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    jorjee
    jorjee

    13 years ago on Introduction

    It worked on my ME until a kid came along and deleted the icon. Now I can't remember how to put it back on the desktop.