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Internet Explorer missing from desktop

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Internet Explorer missing from desktop


    Hi
    I have just updated my windows 8 pc and it asked me about selecting my browser, I choose internet explorer. However I have now gone onto my desktop part of my laptop and the internet explorer icon has disappeared. I can still get on through the windows 8 side of things but I want the icon back on the desktop,

    can anyone help please?

    thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Use explorer and navigate to C:> Progarm Files> Internet Explorer and do 1 of 2 things;

    Right-click iexplore.exe and select add to taskbar
    Drag iexplore.exe to your desktop

    Click image for larger version

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Hi There,

    I have no internet explorer icon at all on the desktop. So have no idea how to find it?

    thanks
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Hi Natz26,

    There is a difference between explorer and internet explorer. Explorer is what you use to navigate through your files and folders. Click the folder icon in the taskbar and browse to the folder shown in the view I provided. Follow my previous instructions from there.
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