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How to Create a Fully Functional "Internet Explorer" Desktop Icon Shortcut in Vista
Synopsis
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



 

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Brink

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Updated to include a IE7 Icon for the Classic Start Menu.

Shawn
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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