disappearing Internet Explorer icon from Desktop

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Well as the title says I had my Internet Explorer icon disappear from my desktop. I've since sort of fixed it as I replaced it with a shortcut to the IEXPLORE exe file but would still like toknow what caused it. Windows 2000 Pro with SP4 IE6SP1
 

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download TweakUI from microsoft, and look in the Desktop part of it, then you can turn it back on
 

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Ok I don't quite follow you Geffy, I've got TweakUI installed already
 

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this is what I have in my WinXP TweakUI and I remember the same thing in the Win9x versions
 

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Well its seems you missed one lin in my first post I'm running Windows 2000 Professional Geffy and the tweakUI I've got is a lot different from that one
 

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nah I didnt miss it I was just hoping that MS's tweak ui would be slightly similar.


Have you tried using X-Setup I think they might have something
 
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why not create a shortcut send to desktop from the folder ie is in!
 

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cause then you cant right click on it to get the internet options
 

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Lee said:
why not create a shortcut send to desktop from the folder ie is in!
I did that already but as Geffy said you can't get to the properties for ie with a shortcut
 

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Geffy said:
nah I didnt miss it I was just hoping that MS's tweak ui would be slightly similar.


Have you tried using X-Setup I think they might have something
will check that out and report back what if anything I figure out
 

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This reg file should bring back the IE icon on your desktop. Merge the file, then refresh the desktop.

;------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}\
ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=dword:0000000

;------------------------------------
 

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ahh yoyo master of the windows registry to the rescue :p
 

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