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I.E. desktop icom has disappeared

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    Posts : 6
    win 8

    I.E. desktop icom has disappeared


    my win 8 start screen (tiles screen)has an Internet Explorer tile but my desktop mode shows no I.E. icon at all.
    Is there a way to add the start screen I.E. tile, to my desktop from the start screen?

    how can I get the I.E. shortcut icon back onto my desktop screen?

    I had the I.E. icon on my toolbar screen up until about a week ago and it disappeared.

    Help is appreciated. i am an 87 year newbie so explain real good please. thx

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    Posts : 6
    win 8


    Never mind my post. I found the answer by fooling around. Grateful that i didn't mess up anything. Thanks to all for your help Swellmel
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yah you just got to remember not to right click on it and choose "Delete"
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