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By wesley.chin ·
I've got a Dell, and it came with "Internet" and "Email" on the top of the Start menu. The one for "Internet" got deleted somehow. now when I right click the taskbar and set the default browser, the same "Internet" appears, but clicking it brongs up Access Denied and that the file was moved. What gives? how to fix it?

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Have you checked the shortcut's properties?

by seanferd In reply to Internet default

Is it pointing to where the file actually is?
Was it pointing to the proper file for you in the first place?

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It is not that kind

by wesley.chin In reply to Have you checked the shor ...

It is not the typical kind of shortcut. I can make a shorcut to IE, and drag it to the start menu. Then it is there and works. but the kind that I am wanting is a different one. For example, when you click for properties on "Email", the mail setup tab for outlook is shown.

Right clicking "Internet" shows "internet properties"

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Try this...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to It is not that kind

Right-click anywhere in a blank area of the desktop. Select Properties. Then in the Desktop tab select Advanced. At the top of the General tab should be 4 or so checkboxes, one of which is Internet Explorer. Place a checkmark in that box and the icon you are looking for should be restored to your desktop.

To add Internet Options (similar I think to what you are looking for) to your Start Menu, open Control Panel. Click on the Folders icon in the toolbar to display your file tree in the left-hand pane. In that pane navigate to Documents and Settings\All Users. Right-click and drag Internet Options from the Control Panel to All Users in the folder pane. When you release the mouse button, choose 'Copy Here'.

Another option for your start menu, try this (not totally certain it will get you the shortcut you want, but it is worth a try):
Right-click on the taskbar. Choose Properties. Select the Start Menu tab. Choose Customize. In the window that comes up choose Add. This will bring up the Create Shortcut wizard. Browse to the file you need (probable path=My Computer\C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE) and choose ok. You will then be prompted to give it a friendly name. Call it whatever you want. When you complete the wizard the new shortcut will be in your start menu.

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hm

by wesley.chin In reply to Try this...

getting Internet Explorer on the desktop is not what I am looking for. Rather I am looking to get the reference to it on the start menu.

the second and third methods mentioned also did not work. the things that were mentioned did not appear, leading me to think that maybe the OS is different. The OS in question is XP Home.

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I don't know how the IE shell object

by seanferd In reply to hm

gets placed on the start menu, but it is a registry setting like the one that sets it on the desktop. Is there no setting in internet properties to Show in Start Menu like there is to Show on Desktop?

I can give you a Properties shortcut, but it won't launch IE or have the context menu.

RUNDLL32.EXE shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl

Put it in the command line of a shortcut, and pick an icon if necessary.

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2nd and 3rd methods were for XP Pro...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to hm

using the Windows Classic GUI and have been used on an XP Home laptop I support.

I don't mess in the XP original GUI much. Instructions for that follow.

Using XP original GUI: right-click on taskbar, choose Properties. Choose the Start Menu tab. Select Customize and you should get a dialogue box with 2 tabs: General and Advanced. At the bottom of the General tab it should say 'Show on Start menu:' Under that you should have 2 checkboxes, 1 for Internet and 1 for Email. The Internet box should have a checkmark in it and the dropdown box to the right of it needs to say Internet Explorer.

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no

by wesley.chin In reply to 2nd and 3rd methods were ...

The instructions mentioned had been done before, and the message is Access Denied. The OS is XP Home.

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Do you have Administrative rights...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to no

with the account that you are using?

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Pin to start menu

by CG._ In reply to Internet default

Maybe this is what you are talking about, right click on your Internet shortcut and you should have an option to Pin to Start menu, this should get you your shortcut back on your Start Menu.

Hope this helps
CG._

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No

by wesley.chin In reply to Pin to start menu

that is not the kind of shortcut I am looking for.

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