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Icons do not appear on desktop

By hiking26 ·
A friend says she tried to install Internet Explorer 6 but when she restarted her computer no Icons appeared on desktop (i don't know if she had installation problems). She then tried to use the restore disk and that did not make the Icons appear on the desktop.
Do I need to uninstall Internet Explorer 6 and re-install Internet Explorer 6?

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by jireland607 In reply to Icons do not appear on de ...

Has she got the executable? Have a look in C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer for the exe. If it is there then send a shortcut to desktop.

You have not said which OS she has, there is an option in XP to hide these icons. Right click on taskbar, go to properties and its in there.

Failing that I guess try reinstalling the program.

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by hiking26 In reply to

OS is Windows98. When I boot up in safe mode, all the icons appear.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Icons do not appear on de ...

how do things look in safe mode?
did you search for and remove shelliconcache.dll (it will be recreated upon reboot)

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by hiking26 In reply to

Able to bootup in safe mode and i can see all the icons. I done the search for shelliconcache.dll but none was found.

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by cglrcng In reply to Icons do not appear on de ...

In XP, Right Click Taskbar, choose Properties, choose the Start Menu Tab, then choose Classic Start Menu and click apply and OK. The menue will now look like it did in earlier editions of Windows but the Icons will now be on the desktop....The Standard XP Start Menu has an option to list IE or nt under customize, but the Icon will be on the start menu not the desktop...I personally prefer the classic menu myself as all is seen instead of just general categories.

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by hiking26 In reply to

OS is Windows98.

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by wcp In reply to Icons do not appear on de ...

Right click on Desktop < Properties < Effects, and make sure the check box is cleared on ?Hide icons when the desktop is viewed as a Web page?.

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by hiking26 In reply to

OS is Windows98. The Effects is not a option.

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by hiking26 In reply to Icons do not appear on de ...

This is hiking26, more information:
1. OS is Windows98
2. boot up in reg mode, no icons on desktop
3. boot up in safe mode, icons appear
4. On search for shelliconcache.dll - not found
5. The id6setup is still on desktop (safe mode)&
i tried to re-start Internet Explorer install but
it requires me to get on Internet.
6. when bootup in reg mode, no icons but it seems
the screen saver is still on. Like with desktop background but no sceen saver

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by johnhernandez In reply to Icons do not appear on de ...

try ctrl-alt-del, then File -> New (Run Task), then type in explorer.exe, close out Task windows and icons should appear.

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