Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tutorial To Restore The Internet Explorer Icon On The Desktop Of A Windows XP Computer

Internet Explorer (IE) is the native web browser for Microsoft's Windows XP operating system. IE is essential for performing most tasks on the web, such as checking webmail, reading the news, and paying online bills. IE is easily accessible by clicking on its icon, wherever it is located. Clicking the icon on your Windows desktop is one of the quickest ways to access IE. If your icon has disappeared from the desktop, Microsoft has created a process to help restore it.

Instructions from Microsoft chat support

  • Start off the procedure by Right-clicking on a blank section of the Windows desktop. Select New option from the pop-up menu. Wait for an adjoining submenu to pop open and select the Shortcut button. A dialog box labeled Create Shortcut will now open on the screen of your computer. Click the Browse button in the dialog box, opening a second box labeled Browse for Folder.
  • Navigate to the Internet Explorer program file. Click the + signs to expand My Computer, the C: drive folder, Program Files and Internet Explorer.
  • Scroll through the list of files in the Internet Explorer folder and click on iexplore. Make sure there are no additional extensions, such as .exe or .dll. The IE file will also appear next to the icon, which looks like a lowercase letter e with a golden line streaked across it.
  • Click on the OK button located in the Browse for Folder box and then point your mouse back to the Create Shortcut box.
  • Verify that the path to the location of the IE icon is populated in the Create Shortcut dialog box; the path will appear in the field labeled Type the location of the item. Click on the Next button.
  • Type Internet Explorer in the text field labeled Type a name for this shortcut. Click the Finish button.
  • Make sure that the IE icon has been placed on the Windows desktop of your computer.

These guidelines given here, recommended by our Microsoft chat support team will help you in the process of restoring Internet Explorer icon on the desktop of your Windows XP computer. The instructions given here are simple and easy and you will be able to finish off your procedure within a matter of minutes.

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