Microsoft® Outlook icon missing
What are the common reasons behind Microsoft Outlook icon missing from the computer desktop?
Microsoft Outlook can be termed as a Personal Information Manager that manages all information like calendar tasks, contacts and e-mail messages. In Microsoft Outlook Calendar, you can manage your day-to-day reminders. You may also have to check your mails and may have to access the contacts frequently. Since it deals with all important data that you always need in your work, it will be convenient if you have its icon on the desktop itself. An icon on the desktop makes the access to the program more easy and quick. But when such an important icon goes missing from the desktop, then it becomes a very difficult task.
Consider the following aspects on missing Microsoft Outlook icon from the desktop:
- Simple method to fix
- Different ways to fix
There are many reasons for the Microsoft Outlook icon to go missing from the desktop. When you install any new software in the system then it may disturb the configuration and may result in the icon getting missed from the desktop. The icon may also go missing when you upgrade any particular software. The upgrade may also lead to change in configuration of the system thereby leading to changes in the system like icons getting missed. Virus effect also leads to missing of the icon from the desktop.
Simple method to fix
There is a simple process to fix this problem. Since the icon is deleted from the desktop, Start Microsoft Outlook from the 'All Programs' option of 'Start Menu'. Next, you need to go to the 'Help' option in Microsoft Outlook, and select 'Detect and repair' option. Run the 'Detect and Repair' option and then check the option 'Restore while repairing'. After the process is complete, you can find the Microsoft Outlook icon on the desktop.
There can be different reasons for the Microsoft Outlook icon to go missing, so there are different ways to fix the problem. You need to scan your system with an antivirus so that the problem can be fixed if it is due to virus infection. You can also fix the problem by running the 'System File Checker'. Repairing or reinstalling Internet Explorer can also fix the problem since Microsoft Outlook is a part of it.
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