Microsoft® Outlook Icon Missing in Windows® 7
Windows 7 operating system is the latest Windows-based operating system series from Microsoft. Windows 7 makes lots of improvement over the previous versions and also offers various advanced features to improve its performance. Windows 7 operating system comes with the latest Microsoft Office suite which offers lots of advanced applications. Microsoft Outlook is a Windows default e-mail client developed by Microsoft. Microsoft Outlook can be used to manage our e-mail transactions smoothly. In normal cases, we can access Microsoft Outlook installed in Windows 7 system from ‘Program List’ in the ‘Start’ menu. We can also create shortcuts to the desktop. But in some cases, Microsoft Outlook icon in the can be missing from the desktop. However, we can restore Microsoft Outlook icon back to Windows 7 desktop easily.
Some of the reasons for missing of Microsoft Outlook icons in Windows 7 system and different ways to fix the issues are explained below:
- Possible Reasons
- Restore Microsoft Outlook Icon
- Tips While Doing
Microsoft Outlook icon can disappear from the Windows 7 system due to various factors. In most cases the reason is due to other installation. After installing Microsoft Office Suite 2007 in Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft Outlook icon can disappear from the desktop. However, we can resolve this issue by restoring the Microsoft Outlook icon using Windows Registry. If your Windows 7 system is under the attack of viruses, then it may modify the desktop icons of Windows 7 system. We can get rid of virus attacks by performing virus scan.
Restore Microsoft Outlook Icon
Restoring of Microsoft Outlook icon deals with adding keys to the registry of Windows 7 system.
1. Select Start Button
2. Open Run
3. Type regedit and Click Ok
4. Browse Registry entry ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerDesktopNameSpace’
5. Click 'NameSpace' Key
6. Edit menu Options and Enter Appropriate value in the ‘Key’ field and Click OK
7. Close All Applications and go to Desktop
8. Click F5 to Refresh and now icon will be displayed.
Tips While Doing
We have to notice several things while restoring Microsoft Outlook icon in a Windows 7 system. Restoring the icons means adding key to the system registry. Any mistakes in this method can result in the serious system issues and even lead to system crash. Try to restore Microsoft Outlook icon if you are a computer expert, otherwise get assistance from a computer professional while restoring the icon. Also create a backup of the system registry before restoring the icon.
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