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How to Create a Fully Functional "Internet Explorer" Desktop Icon Shortcut in Vista
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This will show you how to create a Internet Explorer shortcut that has the Open Home Page, Start without Add-ons, and Internet Properties in the context menu.
How to Create a Fully Functional "Internet Explorer" Desktop Icon Shortcut in Vista

information   Information
This will show you how to create a Internet Explorer shortcut that has the Open Home Page, Start without Add-ons, and Internet Properties in the context menu.

This does not work in Windows 7.

Note   Note
The default location for the Internet Explorer exe file is at:

64 bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe


32 bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

EXAMPLE: Fully Functional Internet Explorer Shortcut
NOTE:
Properties opens Internet Properties, not the shortcut's properties.
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OPTION ONE
If You Use the Normal (Default) Start Menu

1. To Add Internet Explorer Shortcut
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
AddIE7IconTo Desktop.reg
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Remove Internet Explorer Shortcut
NOTE: You can also right click on the shortcut and click Delete.​
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
RemoveIE7IconFrom Desktop.reg
download


3. Click on Save, and save the reg file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click on the downloaed .reg file, and click on Merge.​
5. Click on Run , Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (UAC-Windows 7), Yes, OK when prompted.​
6. You may need to right click on a empty area of your desktop and click on Refresh or press F5 to see the new Icon.​
7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like​





OPTION TWO
If You Use the Classic Start Menu

1. To Add Internet Explorer Shortcut
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
AddIE7IconTo ClassicDesktop.reg
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Remove Internet Explorer Shortcut
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
RemoveIE7IconFromClassicDesktop.reg
download


3. Click on Save, and save the reg file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click on the downloaed .reg file, and click on Merge.​
5. Click on Run , Continue (UAC), Yes, OK when prompted.​
6. You may need to right click on a empty area of your desktop and click on Refresh or press F5 to see the new Icon.​
7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like​
That's it,
Shawn



 
Last edited:
Shawn Brink

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