Windows® Media Player Icon missing
All about Windows Media Player icon missing,
Microsoft offers a feature called Windows Media Player which comes bundled with Microsoft operating system. This is a multimedia software package which allows the user to enjoy music, video, movies etc. Windows Media Player also offers the recording of media to DVDs and CDs. Windows Media Player releases several versions which integrate advanced features. Windows Media Player is equipped with icons which can be placed on desktop. This allows easier access of Media Player from desktop. Sometimes these icons of Windows Media Player may be missing from the desktop. This may due to several problems. Missing of icons will make the access of program difficult. So each time of access we have to go to the ‘Program’ from the 'Start' menu. This is a time consuming action. Restoring of Windows Media Player icon is simple and easy task. This can be done in many ways.
Some of the causes for Media Player icon missing and tips to resolve the issue are given below:
- Third Party attack
- Windows Update
- Tips to Fix the Issue
Third Party attack
Missing of Windows Media Player icon occurs due to several reasons. One such cause for the missing of icons of Media Player is due to the third party updates. That is due to the malicious attacks. Windows Media Player icon on the desktop allows the user to quickly access the program. The malware such as virus, Trojans, worms, hackers etc have the ability to change the system settings and sometime it will even update Media Player, resulting in missing of icons from the desktop.
Another reason for missing of Windows Media Player is by changing the Windows setting. Windows update will make changes to the system settings, which leads to the missing of icons from the desktop. Sometimes this occurs accidently. However these changes will remove the icons from the desktop thereby preventing the access of programs directly from the desktop.
If the missing of Windows Media Player icon is due to any third party attacks then we can restore the icons by removing these malware using any powerful antivirus programs. If your system settings get changed by Windows update or accidently then you can restore the icon. This can be done from ‘Programs’ from ‘Start’ menu. Right click ‘Media Player’ and select ‘Create Shortcut’. This will restore the icon on the desktop. We can also restore it by copying the Windows Media Player icon and pasting it on the desktop.
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