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daddyhc

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I recently downloaded and up date from Skype. I unchecked several foistware offers but then came the "create an icon for the desktop box. I already had an icon so I unchecked it and as a result, I lost the icon on the desktop. I have tried various methods from the Skype support line with no success. I have redownloaded the update which no longer shows the desktop check box. Any ideas on how to restore the icon? This is Win 7, 64 bit.
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Go into Start/ All Programs and scroll down to the Skype Folder.

Left click it once to open it and you will see the blue cloud icon with an S in it.

Right click on it once and click Send To then choose Desktop (create shortcut).

Done.
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Thanks for the reply...but it seems more complicated. The " all programs" does not contain the Skype program. I have the Skype cloud on my task bar and the following are listed in the control panel: Skype Free download package; Skype Launcher (from Toshiba); Skype 6.6 (from Skype Tech). I don't know why Skype disappeared from "all programs". The Skype works from the task bar icon but I would rather use it from desk top.
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Hello daddyhc

You could save all your personal data, uninstall - then do a fresh install of Skype and then restore your personal files etc https://support.skyp...windows-desktop
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Thanks for the good answers guys, I tried everything but then just went to system restore and it worked. I didn't have any work worth saving. I did learn that I had to temporarily disable my AVG virus program to do a system restore Again thanks, very helpful.
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You may wish to consider installing Avast rather then having AVG as your anti virus software Daddy as it is the better program.

http://download.cnet...4-10019223.html

If you do decide to go with Avast make sure that AVG is removed before installing Avast.
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I concur with Wolfey as AVG has lost it`s appeal to many users including myself :)

You are welcome BTW daddyhc :thumbsup:
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