Missing Internet Explorer® icon in Windows® 7
Windows 7, the latest member of Windows Operating system, works very quickly so that you are able to do your work effectively. To Operating System has been equipped with many applications and devices for user flexibility. Windows 7 could search files, folders, applications very quickly. Windows 7 transfers all similar type of documents into libraries even if the files are saved in separate folder which in turn would help you to find then quickly. Windows 7 also allows you to set automatic backup which would help you to save the data on the local drive. The Encrypting File System provided by Windows 7 would protect all your secret data.
The following are some of the causes due to which Internet Explorer icon may be missing from Windows 7 and the tips to fix it:
- Incorrect setup
- Icon not found after upgrade
- Tips to fix
Ensure that the Internet Explorer is installed correctly and set up as the default browser. If the Internet Explorer is not set as the default browser then the Internet Explorer icon would be missing from your Windows 7 desktop. In Windows 7 you could confirm whether the browser is set as default by going to the Default programs in the start menu. Then from the default programs choose the program access and computer defaults.
Icon not found after upgrade
Sometimes after you upgrade the Internet Explorer in Windows 7, the Internet Explorer icon may go missing from your windows 7 desktop. The issue occurs because of the deletion of the Internet Explorer icon before the upgrade. You could easily resolve this issue. For that you would have to go to the Control Panel in the start menu and double click on the Internet options. After that click on Advanced tab. Then from the check box choose the option 'Show Internet Explorer' on the desktop and click OK.
In order to resolve the Internet Explorer icon missing issue, you would have to create a shortcut to Internet Explorer in the Windows 7 desktop. For that you would have to find the Internet Explorer from the start menu. Then you would have to right click on it and drag the Internet Explorer icon to your desktop. After that click on the 'Create Shortcut Here' tab or 'Copy here' option. You could also make use of Microsoft Fix IT tool to fix this problem.
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