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Outlook Express

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  1. harrycrocket

    harrycrocket Thread Starter

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    Outlook Express is installed on my computer, but I can`t find it. It`s not in my startup and it`s not on my task bar and the icon is gone from my desk top. I dunno when this happened cause I use Mozilla, but I do use it some times. I could download it again, but i`m on dial-up and that takes a long time. Anybody know how I can get my icon back? Thanks.
     
  2. BillC

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    If you go to Start > Run > and type in C:\Program Files\Outlook Express hit search, you should find it.
     
  3. harrycrocket

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    Yup. I know where it is. Just can`t get to it. Thanks.
     
  4. sekirt

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    When posting, always state your OS and version numbers along with names of programs involved in your problem.

    For instance....do you have IE/OE 6? SP1?

    sekirt
     
  5. harrycrocket

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    Sorry. I`m learnin. Should have known that. I am running Windows 98 SE. I do have IE & OE 6.
     
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    If you go to Microsoft / downloads and reinstall IE/OE6 it may fix your problem. It won't take long if you already have it on your computer. Not everything will be downloaded only what MS thinks is missing. Hopefully that will put the icons back.

    Or you could try repair. Click Start--->Run. Type: msinfo32
    When System Information comes up, click Tools--->choose Internet Explorer Repair Tool. Again, not sure this fixes icons.

    Or if you would rather try to make a shortcut....right click on an empty spot on the desktop. Choose NEW--->shortcut. Here is the path:
    "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\MSIMN.EXE"
    You can then drag it into the taskbar. If files are missing, this won't work and you will have to reinstall or repair.

    sekirt
     
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    Tried all that. Nothing worked. Not even the new shortcut. Said can`t find the file, but it is there. How bout if I uninstall IE and then reinstall it? This is crazy. Thanks for your time.
     
  8. sekirt

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    Restart to MS-DOS.
    Type: C:\>scanreg /restore
    Hit Enter. Choose a registry date from before you had the problem. See if that will make things work.

    If that does not work, unless someone else has a better idea, your idea to uninstall and reinstall is as good as any.
    sekirt
     
  9. harrycrocket

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    Said bad command. I`ll uninstall and reinstall. Ghost in the machine. THANK YOU!
     
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    Rename the MSIMN.EXE file to oldMSIMN.EXE then use the SFC in Run and follow the image to extract the MSIMN
     
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    Rename the MSIMN.EXE file to oldMSIMN.EXE then use the SFC in Run and follow the image to extract the MSIMN.EXE and see if the new one will work.

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    Thanks, but I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and now it`s fine. Thanks for your time.
     
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