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
 
download TweakUI from microsoft, and look in the Desktop part of it, then you can turn it back on
 
Ok I don't quite follow you Geffy, I've got TweakUI installed already
 
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
 
why not create a shortcut send to desktop from the folder ie is in!
 
cause then you cant right click on it to get the internet options
 
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
 
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
 
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

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

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