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Tip Restoring a Lost Desktop

If you ever lose the Desktop but Explorer is still running with the Start Button,
you can do this to bring back your Desktop in a Windows box.

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type a period " . "
  4. Then press Enter

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internet explorer is not visible on desktop


Find a Missing Internet Explorer Icon in Windows XP
  • Step 1 Click the "Start" button. Click on "All Programs." Look for an icon called "Internet Explorer." Right-click the icon. Select "Copy" from the menu.
  • Step 2 Find a blank space on your Desktop and right-click on it. Select "Paste" from the menu. You should see a new icon called "Internet Explorer." Double-click it to make sure that it works.
  • Step 3 Open "My Computer" on your Desktop if you were unable to find the Internet Explorer icon in "All Programs." Double-click the "C:" drive. Double-click "Program Files." Open the folder named "Internet Explorer."
  • Step 4 Select the "iexplore.exe" icon and right-click on it. Choose "Create Shortcut" from the menu. Scroll down to the bottom of the window. Right-click the "Shortcut to iexplore.exe" icon. Click "Copy."
  • Step 5 Paste the icon to your Desktop. Open it to make sure it works.
  • Step 6 Click the "Start" button and select "Search" from the menu if you are unable to find the "iexplore.exe" icon in your Program Files folder. Search for "iexplore.exe." Locate the file. Right-click it to create a shortcut. Paste the shortcut to your Desktop.
  • Find a Missing Internet Explorer Icon in Windows Vista
  • Step 1 Click the "Start" button. Select "Run." In the "Run command" box, type "regedit.exe."
  • Step 2 Look for the key ""HKEY_CURRENT_USER." Click twice to open it.
  • Step 3 Navigate to "Software" and open it. Open "Microsoft," "Windows," "CurrentVersion," "Explorer," "HideDesktopIcons" and "NewStartPanel."
  • Step 4 Open the "{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}" key on the right side of the screen. Change the value to "0" to show the icon on your Desktop.
  • Jul 14, 2010 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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    missing task bar - running vista


    Sounds like explorer.exe is not running:

    1. Hit Ctrl + Shift + Esc at same time.
    2. Windows Task Manager should open.
    3. Hit File on top menu.
    4. Select New Task.
    5. Type explorer.exe and hit OK

    That should bring your task bar back.

    Jun 02, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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    hello.. enternet explorer icon hided from disktop. how can i show it???


    Hi,
    To bring the icon back on desktop, click on Start button>All Programs> right -click on Internet Explorer> select Send to desktop.

    Hope this solves your problem.

    Jul 11, 2009 | E-Machines (T2824) PC Desktop

    2 Answers

    Desktop view problem


    go to new task and make sure you enable Windows Explorer.

    Mar 05, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

    1 Answer

    active desktop recovery


    It sounds like there is something causing the process explorer.exe to not start properly. Most likely a virus, but could be something wrong with windows itself. First of all, when you get to that white screen and there is no toolbar down the bottom, bring up the task manager (press control alt delete) and click the new task button down the bottom. Then type in explorer.exe and hopefully that will start up the toolbar down the bottom of the screen. you can also use the new task button to browse for any anti-virus program you have to run a scan to see what is causing the problem.

    Oct 17, 2007 | Toshiba Satellite A75-S213 Notebook

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