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Solved: IE missing from desktop desktop items

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  1. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    and missing from desktop items
    Win XP Pro SP2
    IE 7

    I don't know when the problem began, but I suspect it began when I upgraded [ ?? ] to IE 7.

    First noticed 07 April when I created a new user account [ administrator group ].

    Problem occurs with all users.

    System Restore is not an option because I have made many changes since adding IE 7.

    I also use FF. I do not want this to become an IE vs FF thread.
    (y)
    ;)

    I tried these:
    http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=206730&messageID=2153179
    Go into the registry and look for the registry key...

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\DefaultIcon

    I'll bet yours looks as mine did and has...

    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,-7.

    What it should be is...

    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,-32528

    AND

    http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=206730&messageID=2427273
    I was browsing through the registry and I found the same key as you ending -702. This is the wrong key, if you go one level lower you will find the key ending on -7. When you change this one it does work.

    Neither of which worked.

    That which restored the IE desktop icon:
    Tip #100 at http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm


    HOWEVER
    The Display properties, customize destop, "desktop items", "general" tab does NOT allow for the selection / deselection of IE. See screen shot.

    Thanks for your help.

    RF123
     

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  2. techychick

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    A few more tips are listed here
     
  3. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    tc:
    Thanks. I'll let you know.

    Solution 1 addresses my problem. Hopefully the fix does, also.

    RF123
     
  4. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    tyc:
    Thanks.

    Again, the issue I have is discussed at the link you provided. UNFORTUNATELY, only the 1st solution addresses the issue noted in my screen shot & the link you provided. I tried Solution 1; no success.

    Regarding Solution 6, I switched to Classic Theme, created the reg key & value; rebooted; no success.

    I have encountered this phenomenon on other XP SP2 computers running IE 7.

    I am still searching for a solution.

    If you found your suggestion using a web search, please provide me with the terms in your search string. I didn't find your link in the search strings I used.

    Thanks again, tyc.

    RF123
     
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