Internet Explorer 9 missing from taskbar

original title: Internet Explorer 9

I did an "easy cable transfer" from WinXP to Win 7 to transfer data from my winXP to  my win 7.  Ran clean no problems, did a reboot per instructions.  On the Win7 machine the IE9 icon on the bottom taskbar was no longer there.   I added it back by pinning it but it now no longer has the different links I had setup on the IE9 upper taskbar like google, mail and my bookmarks, etc.  IE9 icon on the bottom taskbar always came up when I booted my PC.  Can anyone help me please. 


Hi FranTaranto,

Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

As I understand that you facing the issue with Internet explorer icon on the bottom taskbar always came up when you booted the computer.

Method 1:

I would suggest you to perform clean boot and check.

Place the computer in a clean boot state and then check if it helps. You can start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

Note: After you have finished troubleshooting, follow step 3 in the article to boot to normal startup.

Method 2:

Check if the bookmarks are available. Go to the location C:\Users\<User Name>\Favorites\ and check if you have the Bookmarks available there. Generally, any Bookmarks that we save in the Internet Explorer will be saved in C:\Users\<User Name>\Favorites\ location.

The toolbars sometimes might be hidden. Give this article:

Method 3:

I would also suggest you to scan your computer with Microsoft Safety Scanner, which would help us to get rid of viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.

Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.

Important: While scanning the hard drive if any bad sectors are found, the scanner tries to repair that sector, any data available on that might be lost.

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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 399 Applies to: