The Internet Explorer icon is missed on your desktop

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Mostly In Windows xp Service pack 3 or upgrading new version of Internet explorer makes the IE Desktop icon missed,Here the simple Steps are provided to bring back your shortcut icon..

To add the special Internet Explorer icon to your desktop, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. Or, click Start Search if it is available.
  2. In the Open box or in the Start Search box, type Notepad, and then press ENTER.
  3. Carefully copy and paste the following text into Notepad.
    [sourcecode language=’css’]
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerHideDesktopIconsNewStartPanel]”{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}”=dword:00000000

  4. On the File menu, click Save As.
  5. In the File name box, type Ie.reg, and then save the file to your desktop.
  6. Exit Notepad.
  7. Double-click the Ie.reg file on the desktop.
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  8. In the Registry Editor dialog box that appears, click Yes, and then click OK.
  9. Now Refresh Your Desktop… Thats it.. Your Icon Now Displays  at desktop…


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