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#1 KMCCAIN

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:07 PM

In trying to create a side toolbar for desktop icons, I have lost the icon for Internet Explorer! And seem to maybe have lost IE entirely. My IE shortcut appearing on the desktop is no longer the IE icon but an IE folder icon, and it does not open IE. When I go to Start All Programs & click on IE, all that is listed is Internet Explorer pointing to Web Publishing Wizard. When I click on it, all I get is Web Pub. Wizard. When I go to My Computer - C Drive, IE is listed under program files, but clicking on it only brings up a list of IE exe, dll, etc. files. IE is NOT listed under add/remove programs.
It is not in the recycle bin. I can't bring up the dratted side toolbar I was trying to create, either.

I mostly use Mozilla Firefox for my browser but occasionally need IE. Please help me to restore or do I need to re-dowload the whole thing?

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:31 PM

Do you have an XP disk? You can try SFC/Scannow
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378
Another suggestion here:
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_ie6.htm

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:06 PM

Yes I have the XP Home disk but it is with Service Pack 1 & I have Svc Pack 2 installed. Both the links you mentioned seem to apply to IE 6 - I have IE7. Would that matter?

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:46 PM

Everything I've read say to uninstall IE 7 and Reinstall IE6 do the repair then reinstall IE 7. Something else I didn't know, if you do a repair install of XP you have to uninstall IE 7 first or it won't work after the repair
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917964

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:57 AM

Mark, thanks for your input - but I was able to drag IE7 from my recently used programs list to my desktop & it seems to be working. Hurray!

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:34 AM

For the future, go to Start...Run...and type in "iexplore.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter. If IE doesn't launch, then you've got issues that may take a bit to solve.

Otherwise, the repair that garmanma mentioned will fix most issues with IE7 in XP. FWIW - you can "repair" IE6 by uninstalling Service Pack 2 and then reinstalling it.
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