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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 10:37:01 PM

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I did a little clean-up and then disk defrag last night. I am pretty sure i
did not delete internet explorer but now all of the explorer icons and links
are gone. notheing on the desktop, start menu, or programs area of my
computer. I know it still works because i have a shortcut to a favorite
website on my desktop and it will open and I can then navigate from that
window but I have no place to access just IE and my homepage from ?

Any help would be appreciated.
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 2:09:34 AM

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Hi,

Right click the desktop, choose properties. On the desktop tab, click on
customize desktop, you can re-add the IE icon here.

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Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
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Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"macguyver" <macguyver@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:67EA0137-117E-4071-A1C7-21346AC9C523@microsoft.com...
>I did a little clean-up and then disk defrag last night. I am pretty sure
>i
> did not delete internet explorer but now all of the explorer icons and
> links
> are gone. notheing on the desktop, start menu, or programs area of my
> computer. I know it still works because i have a shortcut to a favorite
> website on my desktop and it will open and I can then navigate from that
> window but I have no place to access just IE and my homepage from ?
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
July 13, 2005 4:36:20 AM

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Which tool did you use to clean up with? Note: Defrag isn't needed with XP
if using NTFS. In the meantime, see if this helps:

HTM/HTML Fix for Windows XP
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/html_association_f...

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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"macguyver" <macguyver@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:67EA0137-117E-4071-A1C7-21346AC9C523@microsoft.com...
>I did a little clean-up and then disk defrag last night. I am pretty sure
>i
> did not delete internet explorer but now all of the explorer icons and
> links
> are gone. notheing on the desktop, start menu, or programs area of my
> computer. I know it still works because i have a shortcut to a favorite
> website on my desktop and it will open and I can then navigate from that
> window but I have no place to access just IE and my homepage from ?
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 7:29:27 PM

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After sticking her head out from her XP firewall, Kelly had this to say:

> Which tool did you use to clean up with? Note: Defrag isn't needed with
> XP
> if using NTFS.
>
Kelly, are you suggesting that NTFS doesn't fragment or do you have some
other utility in mind for defragging a NTFS drive?


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