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Windows 7: How can I add the IE icon to the desktop ?


22 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
How can I add the IE icon to the desktop ?

How can I add the IE icon to the desktop like you would do in Windows Vista. I put this in notepad and merged it into the registry.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000



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22 May 2009   #2

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

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22 May 2009   #3

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Start/All Programs/ Right click the Internet Explorer /Send to /Desktop create shortcut.
I hope that helps.
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22 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I dont want the IE to have the arrow shortcut icon on it .
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22 May 2009   #5

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

It cant be done in Windows 7 unfortunatly...

From MS KB...
Quote:
Important: Windows 7 no longer supports the ability to modify the registry to get the special Internet Explorer icon to appear on your desktop. This change was made to ensure Internet Explorer could be removed easily for compliance reasons. The only way to add the Internet Explorer icon to the desktop in Windows 7 is to create a shortcut. To create a shortcut to Internet Explorer on your desktop, follow these steps:
The Internet Explorer icon is missing from your desktop
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02 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
IE Shortcut on Desktop with no Arrows

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
I dont want the IE to have the arrow shortcut icon on it .
As somone has already stated, Windows 7 does not allow for the 'specialty' IE icon to be added to the desktop. Instead, a simple shortcut must be added (easy enough). If you don't want the shortcut arrow, there are reg hacks to do this (or TweakVI).

There's also a simple freeware program out there from Frameworkx at Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 1.3 free download. Windows Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover, aka FxVisor, allows you to remove, enable or change/customize the explorer shortcut overlay arrow which is added to shortcuts by default:

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Hope that helps...


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02 Dec 2009   #7

windows 7 enterprise x64
 
 

if tweak UI works in windows 7 then it has an option to remove the arrow from it. why does the arrow on icons bother you anyway?
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02 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Ah who doesn't love seeing an ancient thread dug up. Its like looking into a bit of history.
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28 May 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

I know this is 6 months later, but thought I would post the solution here as it took me a while to find it myself. To get the special IE shortcut back that has the functionality that you are looking for take a look at either of following two links. These registry entries recreate what we have had in the past.

http://superuser.com/questions/102334/where-to-find-internet-explorer-in-windows-7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15206/how-to-restore-the-real-internet-explorer-desktop-icon-in-windows-7/

-Jared
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03 Feb 2011   #10

windows 7 32
 
 

the Answer is so simple.....we have to creat the new Icon for windows 7 threw regestry edit

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}]
@="Internet Explorer"
"InfoTip"="@C:\\Windows\\System32\\ieframe.dll,-881"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\ieframe.dll,-190"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\InProcServer32]
@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\ieframe.dll"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell]
@="OpenHomePage"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\NoAddOns]
@="Start Without Add-ons"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\NoAddOns\Command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" -extoff"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\OpenHomePage]
@="Open &Home Page"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\OpenHomePage\Command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\Properties]
@="P&roperties"
"Position"="bottom"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\shell\Properties\command]
@="control.exe inetcpl.cpl"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\Shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ieframe]
@="{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\Shellex\MayChangeDefaultMenu]
@=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}\ShellFolder]
@="C:\\Windows\\System32\\ieframe.dll,-190"
"HideAsDeletePerUser"=""
"Attributes"=dword:00000024
"HideFolderVerbs"=""
"WantsParseDisplayName"=""
"HideOnDesktopPerUser"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30301D}]




Copy this code to a file and save it as AddIcon.reg
run it then refresh the desktop and enjoy the original Icon for internet Explorer in Windows 7 just like the previous version of windows

i will attach the file .....enjoy


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File Type: reg AddIcon.reg (4.0 KB, 1213 views)
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