my IE icon is missing from start menu --- from desk top and form programs . It is nowhere to be found HELP

please  help  I  mistakenly  uninstalled  my  EI  from  my  windows  7
  and  even  though  i  was  able  to  download Explorer  9   i  have  no  icon  any where   HELP


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Last updated November 18, 2018 Views 3,941 Applies to:



What happens when you search for “iexplore.exe” from the start search box?
To work with the issue, refer these methods.
Method 1:
Step 1:
Check if the iexplore.exe icon is present in program files. The location is mentioned below.

C:\Program files\Internet explorer\iexplore.exe
Step 2:

Refer the following link to verify if Internet Explorer is checked under Windows Features.
Turn Windows features on or off

If it is not checked,

a) Tick the box next to Internet Explorer and click "Yes" to continue.
b) Then Restart the computer.

Check if the issue persists.
Method 2:

Try the alternate steps to create a shortcut to Internet Explorer.
Carefully select and then copy the following command in the start search box:
"%programfiles%\internet explorer\iexplore.exe"
Important: Make sure that you select the quotation marks (“) at the beginning and end of this command.

a) Right-click a blank space on your desktop, point to New, and then click Shortcut.
b) In the Create Shortcut Wizard, right-click the Type the location of the item box, and then click Paste to paste the command that you copied in step a).
c) Click Next.
d) In the Type a name for this shortcut box, type Internet Explorer.
e) Click Finish.

A shortcut to Internet Explorer is created on your desktop. You can double-click this icon to open your home page in Internet Explorer.
Check if it works.

Method 3:

Run SFC scan

You may run system file checker [SFC] scan on the computer which will replace the missing or corrupt files. Check if the issue persists after the scan.

Refer this KB article for more information on how to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7.

Hope the information is helpful.

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