The Windows Media Player shortcut icon disappears from the desktop after you run Windows Media Player version 10 for the first time

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Article ID: 886915 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

After you run Microsoft Windows Media Player version 10 for the first time and complete the initial configuration process, the Windows Media Player shortcut icon disappears from the desktop.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem and restore the Windows Media Player shortcut icon to the desktop, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to Entertainment, right-click Windows Media Player, and then click Copy.
  2. Right-click an empty part of the desktop, and then click Paste.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 886915 - Last Review: September 30, 2004 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2)
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