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My Firefox desktop icon has disappeared. How do I get it back?

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The icon just vanished one day for no reason I know about.

The icon just vanished one day for no reason I know about.

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Application

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Javascript

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Misc

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  • Accessibility: No
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You can create a new Firefox desktop shortcut via a right-click on the Mozilla Firefox item in "Start menu > Programs > Mozilla Firefox".

Right-click the Mozilla Firefox item and choose: Send To > Desktop (create shortcut).
If the Mozilla Firefox entry in the Start menu is missing then use Windows Explorer to create a new folder structure and place a shortcut to the Firefox.exe program file in the Startup folder.

  • C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Mozilla Firefox
  • (64 bit Windows) "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\"
  • (32 bit Windows) "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\"
You can create a new Firefox desktop shortcut via a right-click on the Mozilla Firefox item in "Start menu > Programs > Mozilla Firefox". Right-click the Mozilla Firefox item and choose: Send To > Desktop (create shortcut).<br /> If the Mozilla Firefox entry in the Start menu is missing then use Windows Explorer to create a new folder structure and place a shortcut to the Firefox.exe program file in the Startup folder. *C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Mozilla Firefox *(64 bit Windows) "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\" *(32 bit Windows) "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\"