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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 11 Desktop Icon not Showing

09 Nov 2013   #1
Rattler 49

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Internet Explorer 11 Desktop Icon not Showing

Hello all.
First time here and probably not the last on account of Murphy's Law.
My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (x64).
I installed IE11 with no problems.
Once completed, I rebooted but could not locate the IE desktop icon.
Inspected the Internet Explorer folder. All files seem to be there including the .exe file. After clicking on this IE11 .exe file, nothing happened.
Checked the Control Panel to ensure IE11 was in fact installed and that it was "activated." All in order.
This is a mystery as I have used previous versions of IE without any problems.
Any attempts, to resolve this glitch, will be appreciated greatly. Cheers.


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09 Nov 2013   #2
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hello Rattler,

Close your browser. Go to the Start Orb>Search. Type Internet Explorer. Right click, on Internet explorer. Drag and drop onto the desktop. Select Copy here.

John
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09 Nov 2013   #3
Rattler 49

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hey John. Thank you for your prompt reply. Much appreciated. Will definitely give it a go once home. Will let you know how it works out.
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10 Nov 2013   #4
Rattler 49

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Internet Explorer 11 Desktop Icon not Showing

Hi John. Well I tried your possible solution but it did not completely work. The IE icon appeared on the desktop no problem. However, clicking on it does not work. Once clicked, the icon "thinks" it wants to work for a split second and then becomes dormant.
I was wondering if my problem originated when I uninstalled the previous version IE10.
Tried a System Restore but no favourable results.
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10 Nov 2013   #5
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Rattler,

Try this: The Internet Explorer icon is missing from your desktop

If the auto fix tool doesn't work, then click the link there "Let me fix it myself" try both methods.

Regards,
John
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11 Nov 2013   #6
Rattler 49

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Internet Explorer 11 Desktop Icon not Showing

Hey John. Tried both methods. "No go." I've a couple ideas I'm going to try. Will let you know how it all turns out. Thanks for trying to help me out John. Cheers.
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11 Nov 2013   #7
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hey Rattler,

Hmmm...OK, try this:

How to Restore the Real Internet Explorer Desktop Icon in Windows 7

Make sure you backup the change here.

Hope this helps,
John
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2013   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rattler 49 View Post
Hello all.
First time here and probably not the last on account of Murphy's Law.
My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (x64).
I installed IE11 with no problems.
Once completed, I rebooted but could not locate the IE desktop icon.
Inspected the Internet Explorer folder.All files seem to be there including the .exe file. After clicking on this IE11 .exe file, nothing happened.
Checked the Control Panel to ensure IE11 was in fact installed and that it was "activated." All in order.
This is a mystery as I have used previous versions of IE without any problems.
Any attempts, to resolve this glitch, will be appreciated greatly. Cheers.
Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I'll assume that you doubled clicked on the EXE file. if so, then there is not much sense in playing with desktop shortcuts. Your system has a problem with the IE install.

You can try this scan:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

And you can also try this tool:
SF IE Restorator - Troubleshooting General Issues with IE
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2013   #9
Rattler 49

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Internet Explorer 11 Desktop Icon not Showing

Hello. Thank you for your suggestions. I had tried the sf /scannow option but discovered there were some corrupted files. Will attempt the IE Restorator operation. Hopefully this will work. It may be the solution I'm looking for. A complete overhaul of my IE files. Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2013   #10
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hello Rattler,

Follow the directions in the System File Checker tutorial.

If you need to replace a corrupted system file that SFC cannot fix, then this will show you how to by extracting a new copy directly from your Windows 7 installation DVD.

John
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