Fixing Issue of Windows® Media Player Icon Disappearing
Offer tips to fix the issue of Windows media player icon disappearing.
The icons upon the 'Desktop' option, 'Start' menu, 'Taskbar' option etc are shortcuts to meant to access the programs easily. Otherwise, the user would have to navigate through the 'All programs' option to find the program from the list. The icons thus play a significant role in reducing the effort of the users. Sometimes, the icons disappear from the 'Desktop' option. One such issue is the disappearance of the 'Windows Media Player' icon from the desktop or from any other places. The disappearance may happen due to the misbehavior of any of the programs in the Operating System ranging from rogue programs to the system files themselves. The users would encounter difficulty in accessing the program after the disappearance of the icon. The icon can be restored easily if it goes missing because of being removed accidentally. But the issue would persist even after restoring the icon if there is some malfunctioning.
Discussed below are some points related to disappearance of Windows Media Player icon:
- Reasons behind the issue
- Tips to resolve the issue
- Tips to restore the icon
Reasons behind the issue
The issues related to the disappearance of the 'Windows media player' icon from the system arise due to various reasons depending on different situations. The icons on the desktop and the task bar disappear sometimes due to virus infection. The disappearance of the icon also happens due to the accidental removal of the icons from the desktop options. The changes that take place in the Operating System like the new installation or upgrade options sometimes move the system back to the default settings option. In such cases also, the media player icons disappears from the system. The missing of the system registry contents also causes the disappearance of the media player icons.
Tips to resolve the issue
Always protect the system from virus attacks since malware can cause damages and issues with the system by corrupting the system registry. The registry values that are corrupted should be removed and you need to restore the values related with the icons. For that, installation of the software after removing the existing one is needed or you might seek the help of the technicians. The user is also recommended to back up the system files and folders before making any changes in the Operating System. Thus, the programs can be restord after this process. Otherwise, some functionalities might be missing.
The Windows Media player icon that is deleted accidentally from the system can be restored to the desktop or to the taskbar or 'Start' menu option. Click on the 'Start' menu and select the 'All programs' option. Then choose the 'Accessories' option and find the Windows Media Player. Right click on the option and select the pin to the 'Start' menu option if it is present in the list. Else copy the program or click on the 'Create shortcut' option. The user is either required to paste the program on the desktop or the 'Create shortcut' option can help do the same.
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