Resolve Microsoft® Outlook 2010 Icon Missing
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is a widely used mail client from Microsoft. Different versions of Microsoft Outlook are available now. Among them, the latest version is Microsoft Outlook 2010. Many new and improved features are present in this edition. This application has got browsing capabilities, address book, notebook and the calendars. Users could be able to connect with others and could stay up to date by using this version of Microsoft Outlook. In order to access easily, you would place Microsoft Outlook 2010 icon in the desktop. But there are chances that this icon would go missing. You may accidentally delete the icon. Corruption of files can also cause such issues. You need to keep the system free from all types of viruses by using the best antivirus software to prevent such issues from occurring.
Below given points are tips to solve the Microsoft Outlook 2010 icon missing from desktop issue:
- Using registry
- Run System File Checker
- Create shortcut
By making registry changes, you could restore Microsoft Outlook 2010 icon to desktop. Take Run and type 'regedit' in that. Then you would click 'OK'. You would then browse to the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerDesktopNameSpace. You need to click the 'NameSpace' key. From the registry editor’s option, you need to click 'Edit' and then choose 'Add'. You would then type '00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046' in the Key field and would click 'OK'. You would then go to desktop and click 'F5'. The Microsoft Outlook 2010 icon would then reappear.
Run System File Checker
You could also restore the icon by System File Checker. You need to select 'Run' from Start. You would then type 'sfc/scannow'. Then you would click 'OK'. After that, you would simply follow the prompts there. Whenever the system file checking is completed, you need to restart the system. By doing so, you would be able to restore the Outlook 2010 icon back to desktop.
You would have deleted the desktop shortcut of Microsoft Outlook 2010. So in order to create a shortcut, you need to click 'Start' menu firstly. Then, you can take 'All Programs'. From that, you would look for Microsoft Outlook. Then, right click 'Outlook'. In that, you need to select the option called 'Send To'. After that, you can click Desktop (create shortcut) options. When you do that, Microsoft Outlook 2010 icon would reappear in the desktop menu.
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