Tips to resolve the Microsoft® Outlook Express icon disappeared issue
What are the common reasons due to which Microsoft Outlook Express icon goes missing from the computer desktop?
Microsoft Outlook Express is a compact minimal level mail management program from the Microsoft and is provided along with Windows versions as the default e-mail tool in the system. Microsoft Outlook Express is having many advanced yet simple to use features that can be easily utilized by all user levels under minimal complications. Microsoft Outlook Express works in combination with the Internet Explorer and is provided as a part of the browser. The users are provided with options that can be used to send, receive and manage the mails from the configured accounts. Multiple accounts can be managed using the Microsoft Outlook Express program and is very reliable when compared with other free e-mail management programs. The icon disappearing issues with Microsoft Outlook Express happens due to reasons like Operating System errors, system file folder issues, program errors or glitches etc. resolving the causes under expert guidance will help use Microsoft Outlook Express under minimal further issues.
Discussed below are some points that can help the users to fix icon disappeared issues with Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Run system file checker
- Update/repair Microsoft Outlook Express
- Manually recreate shortcut
Run system file checker
The system file folder issues in a system can cause problems with the display and working of related parameters like program shortcuts. Microsoft Outlook Express users who are having issues with the display of program icons on system desktop are advised to run a system file folder integrity scan using the available options in the CMD. The system file checker utility will verify and repair system file folder issues which will in turn help in solving issues with the Microsoft Outlook Express icon.
Update/repair Microsoft Outlook Express
The Microsoft Outlook Express program icon missing might be due to some configuration file corruption issue or bugs in the program. The users in these cases are advised to update or repair the Internet Explorer program in the system using the control panel options as doing so can help fix issues related with Microsoft Outlook Express. This is because Microsoft Outlook Express is a part of the Internet explorer as repairing the master program can help fix related issues in Microsoft Outlook Express.
Users having issues with the icon of Microsoft Outlook Express can fix the issue by adopting the aforementioned repair procedures or can simply recreate a new icon using manual options. The users should first open the desktop right context menu and select create new shortcut option and browse for msimn.exe, which will be in the Program files/Outlook express folder of the primary system partition. Selecting the file and creating shortcut can help access the Microsoft Outlook Express program from the desktop.
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