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Google Desktop will not start.

I have re-installed Google Desk Top after the previous installation stopped working after carrying out a system clean with CCleaner. Nothing happens when I click on the shortcut and I cannot open the programme. How can I correct this ? Is there a file missing or have I deleted something by mistake ? All other programmes are working.

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Re: Google Desktop will not start.

The shortcut on your desktop maybe the old one you said that you reinstalled the Google Desktop BUT you did not uninstall the first one. The Icon on your desktop still refers to the old installation when somewhere while you use that programm CCleaner it wipe Google Desktop. Delete the icon on your desktop and reinstall allow google to place the icon again on the desktop. I can tell you another way to go and get it but that takes another explanation.

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I recently installed Norton Anti Virus on my computer and now I can't get back to the start menu or the icons that were installed on my desk top. The reason I installed the Norton is because someone else...

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Look on google for AVG boot cd, its easy to make but you'll have to use another pc to do so.

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just drag the gmail icon from the address bar and drop it on your

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- type "https:\\" (without the quotes) in the field
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Google Desktop will not start.

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