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Windows 7: IE icon on desktop

06 Jun 2011   #1
Babis49

windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
IE icon on desktop

Is there a command line to send the IE 8 or IE 9 icon on desktop ?
It used to be in Windows XP , I think .
( %SystemRoot%\System32\shmgrate.exe" OCInstallShowIE )

thanks anyway


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06 Jun 2011   #2
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Err..
Quote:
The Internet Explorer icon is missing from your desktop
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 as shown in Method 1
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06 Jun 2011   #3
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Start menu - All programs - IE - right mouse click - send to desktop
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06 Jun 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Babis,

Here you go.

Internet Explorer Desktop Icon - Create in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Jun 2011   #5
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

I made mine similar to the XP style but it took some serious reg hacking. I added a few extra menu items as well. The properties menu item opens up Internet Options dialog


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07 Jun 2011   #6
Babis49

windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
IE icon on desktop

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Babis,

Here you go. OPTION ONE would be the same as in Vista for Windows 7.

Internet Explorer Icon - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
in case that something got wrong running the reg file AddIE7iconToDesktop.reg , would the RemoveIE7iconFromEsktop.reg repair it ? I ' m a bit anxious because a damage in Registry would be a problem .
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07 Jun 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Babis,

Scratch that. I just tested that tutorial in Windows 7, and it will not work. That tutorial will only work in Vista.

From MS KB...
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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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07 Jun 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Babis,

Here you go. This new tutorial will allow you to add a Internet Explorer desktop icon in Windows 7.

Internet Explorer Desktop Icon - Create in Windows 7
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07 Jun 2011   #9
Babis49

windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
IE icon on desktop

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Babis,

Here you go. This new tutorial will allow you to add a Internet Explorer desktop icon in Windows 7.

Internet Explorer Desktop Icon - Create in Windows 7
Brink ,
I followed your instructions and the IE9 icon appeared on my desktop . So , many thanks to you and Shawn as well .
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07 Jun 2011   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Babis. Glad we could help.
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