In a computer running Windows 7, I deleted the shortcut to Internet Explorer. In which directory is Internet Explorer installed?
Press the start button, and start typing "Internet Explorer". It should pop up at the top of the list.
From there, you can drag and drop it as a shortcut to your desktop or wherever you want to put it.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe on 64-bit
OK, let's forget about this official business for a moment :)
If you want the special Internet Explorer icon back, copy the following code into Notepad:
save it as REG file, i.e. IEicon.reg. import this file into the registry and press F5 to refresh your desktop.
Voilá, there's your special Internet Explorer icon in all its beauty :)
No ugly shortcut arrow, and the usual options of the special icon (Properties will open Internet Options) ... oh, and it is perfectly safe from accidental deletion. :)
If you want to remove this icon, delete the following registry key:
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protected by bwDraco Jul 30 '15 at 13:04
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