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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.
This article describes how to restore a missing Internet Explorer 4 desktop icon with the Active Desktop Update component installed.
For information about restoring the Internet Explorer desktop icon when the Active Desktop Update component is not installed, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/155943/EN-US/ )Internet Explorer Icon Missing from Windows NT 4.0 Desktop
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/151723/EN-US/ )How to Re-create Default Icons Deleted from Desktop
Using Control Panel
Using Registry EditorWARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it. If you are running Windows NT, you should also update your Emergency Repair Disk (ERD).