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Missing Internet Explorer icon

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Missing Internet Explorer icon

h_deshmukh
Hi,

I am using Windows XP Home Edition with SP2. I have installed Internet Explorer 7. After reboot Internet Explorer icon is missing from Start menu but the text "Internet Explorer" is present. I can open Internet Explorer by clicking on it.

How do I get Internet Explorer icon back in start menu?

Thanks

Hemant Deshmukh
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Jacky Howe
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Right Mouse click on the text Internet Explorer

Select remove from this list

open Control Panel

Taskbar and Start Menu

Start Menu

Customise

Tick the box Internet

click apply click ok

should be back

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amiller
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I have had this happen on 2 computers out of about 50. I tried the fix supplied by rrjmin0 | 12/23/06 but it did not work. Any other suggestions?

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anthonydamrow
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Go into the registry and look for the registry key...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\DefaultIcon

I'll bet yours looks as mine did and has...

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,-7.

What it should be is...

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,-32528

Reboot. Problem solved.

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anthonydamrow
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Go into the registry and look for the registry key...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\DefaultIcon

I'll bet yours looks as mine did and has...

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,-7.

What it should be is...

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,-32528

Reboot. Problem solved.

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fgingham
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I had the same problem.Happened to me when I installed explorer 7.

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jamesatmaisonverre
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for the ie 7 icon from the start and search.Right click and sent to desktop.drag the icon to your stat menu and delete the other icon.

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victor
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I''d like to know the solution.

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antfb
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I just re-installed my machine and experienced this problem. I tried the above but the number in my case was -702. Changing it did not help. I backed up the key as a regfile and then deleted it. On rebooting the icon was there as it should be. The key was not re-created when I checked the registry again. I hope this helps.

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techrepublic
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Hi,

I was browsing through the registry and I found the same key as you ending -702. This is the wrong key, if you go one level lower you will find the key ending on -7. When you change this one it does work.

Good luck.

Linja