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If I navigate to the desktop using Windows Explorer in Windows XP, I see an Internet Explorer icon in the list along with all the other icons on the desktop.

For some reason, when looking at the standard desktop without using Windows Explorer, I see all the icons I saw when looking at the desktop using Windows Explorer, except for the Internet Explorer icon.

Why is that and how can I make visible that icon which can be seen from Windows Explorer?

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Try this Microsoft Fix. Depending on how the icon is setup, could be why it's not showing up, is it under the all users folder? Is it a shortcut?

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Nope, it's not under the all users folder and it's not a shortcut. –  oshirowanen Aug 17 '11 at 12:51
    
Should still be able to use the Microsoft Fix. The IE desktop icon works a little different than most other shortcuts. –  Nixphoe Aug 17 '11 at 13:03
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