Missing DVD Play icon on desktop

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DVDWatcher101

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Hi there, I'm running Windows XP, and I'm missing the HP DVD play icon on my desktop; the HP DVD Play software is installed, it's just that the shortcut icon on my desktop that connects to HP DVD Play 2.3 is missing. How do I get it back?
 

Phantom010

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Go to C:\Program Files and look for the according HP folder. Look inside for the appropriate icon. Right-click it and select Send To > Desktop (create shortcut).
 

DVDWatcher101

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Thanks, but it's not quite that simple. DVD Play seems to be stored in the form of an archive, and I can't create a shortcut to it directly, or at least I don't know how. I can create a shortcut to programs such as DVDP, or QP, but that doesn't have quite the same effect, in that neither brings back the original icon. I suspect that what I really need to do is reinstall the program, but I don't know how.
 

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If the shortcut is still on the START menu, you can simply copy it...or create a new shortcut to the same app.

To reinstall, you need the installation file or disc with the software. As it's "HP", I assume it was on the PC when you bought it. In which case you are out of luck without using your restore discs and returning the PC to the state it was in when it was purchased.
 
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