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    oops! #@%$&

    windows snafu:
    in cleaning up my computer, i some how buried/deleted my icon for internet explorer and cannot find the exe file anywhere to start the bugger up. got on this time by finding a link in Neatimage. once on, it works as before.


    anyone know how to get back to what i had?

    thanks

    jm

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    Well has been a while since I used windows.... but its in the desktop properties... right click on the background of your desktop and it's somewhere in one of the tabs in the properties... i think its customize desktop... you'll see icons for My computer, Recycle bin, and internet explorer... sorry I cant be more helpful I don't have a windoze pc to go through and check it myself.

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    IIRC (it's been 6 months since i used a PC) go to Start> as it might even be in your start-up folder already, or go Start>Programs then locate the IE icon. Right-click on it and copy it, then navigate to your desktop and right-click and paste.
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    thanks
    i must have erased some higher level path. if i try the desktop trick, I can make my home page my desktop, not what i was after.
    if i search the start/programs or startup batch, there is nothing about internet explorer to be found.
    this happened when i was getting the warning message about my HD being too full, so i did a removel of rarely used programs and must have goofed. except IE will run if i click any url link.

    must have passed over something, eh?

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    I'm pretty sure you can't delete Internet explorer without messing up your whole operating system..its there somewhere .. Wasn't there an advanced settings tab when u were poking around in the desktop properties?

    Also have you tried firefox I would download and try it out .. I use it on my mac its faster and way more secure than Internet explorer!

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    haya:
    i found the desktop area, there was no option to choose an internet icon. in the custom settings area, you could choose your internet homepage, but only as a "desktop"
    perplexing. i expected i could find the IE.exe file somewhere and drag a shortcut of that to the desktop, but the .exe seems to be hiding.

    thanks,

    now i'm at home on macbook pro, and, boy, on that i am really a novice.

    i'll look at firefox; i already use thunderbird for email

    jm

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    Have you tried System Restore?
    explorer.exe should be in C:\Windows
    You could try Control Panel > Add/remove programs to see if it's really gone
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    Quick test to see if it is just the missing icon, or the file is gone would be:

    1) Click Start
    2) Select Run
    3) Type iexplore and the press enter

    If Internet Explorer starts then you have it installed. From there you use a number of different routes to restore the icon to the desktop.
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    thanks people, i will try that tomorrow, so far am using Mozilla for a change

    jm

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