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by jam4201 / February 4, 2006 11:14 PM PST

Morning. My friend has lost her icon (this his her dialup to get on the net) from her desktop. She's a newbie and doesn't know how to find it and put it back on her desktop. I'm an oldie and I don't know either as I have DSL. I know nothing about her computer either. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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by John.Wilkinson / February 5, 2006 5:22 AM PST
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First, have her open her Recycle Bin and see if the shortcut (an icon is just the image displayed...a shortcut is a link to launch the program) is there. If so, select the shortcut, right-click it, and select Restore.

If it's not in the recycle bin, have her double-click My Computer and type "C:\Program Files" into the address bar, without those quotation marks. Once there, have her look for a folder called or something else related to her internet service provider. Double-click it to open it and look for the application. It will most likely have the same icon as the shortcut that was deleted from her desktop. Have her right-click that and select copy, then right-click her desktop and select "paste shortcut." That should restore the link to launch her internet service like she did before.

Hope this helps,

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If you can't find it anywahere...
by caktus / February 5, 2006 6:42 AM PST
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Left click Start. Go to Control Panel > right click > right Network Connections > left click on the File menu > left click on New Connection and follow the instructions in the New Connection Wizard.

Hope this helps

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