Resolve Microsoft® Outlook Express Icon Missing Issue
What are the reasons due to which Microsoft Outlook Express icon goes missing from the computer desktop and methods to fix them?
The Microsoft Outlook Express is a widely used e-mail client and this is seen included in the Internet Explorer (IE) 4 and IE6 versions. It would be able to handle all Internet mails, which would include HTTP mail accounts, address book etc. You have to configure the Microsoft Outlook Express with great care. It is an application found in Microsoft Office suite. There are many reasons by which the icon for Microsoft Outlook Express icon would disappear. You would accidently delete the icon for Microsoft Outlook Express from the desktop. In such situations, you could create the shortcut for the icon. There are chances that the Microsoft Outlook Express files get corrupted and you would lose the icon from the desktop. Then, restore the files of Outlook Express by system file checker. The issues with Internet Explorer would also cause the missing of Microsoft Outlook Express icon. Sometimes, virus issues would cause the icon to disappear. You could not see desktop icons. You have to scan the system and remove them all.
Below given points would discuss about various tips to restore the Microsoft Outlook Express icon to the Desktop.
- Creating a shortcut
- Run System File Checker
- Repair or reinstall Internet Explorer
Creating a shortcut
Firstly, you have to right click on desktop and select New. Then, select 'Shortcut' from the options. Then, click 'Browse' and need to navigate to C:Program FilesOutlook Express. You would then check for file name called msimn.exe. You would select that and have to click 'Next'. Then, rename file name to Microsoft Outlook Express. Then, click Finish.
Run System File Checker
You could restore the Microsoft Outlook Express icon from System File Checker. Select 'Run' from the 'Start'. Then, type sfc/scannow and have to click OK. In the process, you need to follow the prompts simply. You would then restart the system after the System File Checker process is completed. This would restore the Microsoft Outlook Express files and the icon would also appear in desktop.
You would firstly click Start, then Search. In 'For Files or Folders', you would click 'All Files and Folders'. You need to click the option called 'More advanced options'. You would verify that 'Search System Folders and Search Subfolders' is checked. In the box for All or Part of the File Name box, you would type ie.inf. In the Look In drop-down menu, you would choose the hard drive, which has the Windows OS. You would click Search. When you find ie.inf, you would right click and have to click Install. You would reboot the system. This would solve issue and would access Microsoft Outlook Express.
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