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leolouie
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Registered: ‎06-20-2012
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I have lost my desktop icon. How can I replace?

I have a 309a all in one with windows 7- 64bit.  I have lost my desktop icon.  How can I replace it?

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SeanS
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Registered: ‎11-22-2011
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Re: I have lost my desktop icon. How can I replace?

Hey Leo. What icon is missing? Did you have a shortcut to the printer or was it the Icon for the Solution Center?

 

Thanks!

Sean

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leolouie
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Re: I have lost my desktop icon. How can I replace?

I don't know what you call it, but it was the icon that allowed me to open up and selecting scanning, etc.  By the way the printer is connected and prints from my other programs.

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SeanS
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Re: I have lost my desktop icon. How can I replace?

Ok, first lets check to make sure all the HP software is still installed.

 

1. Click the Start Orb in the bottom left of your screen

2. Type "Uninstall" in the search box and select the result titled "uninstall a program"

3. Once here look for anything that begins with HP. See if all the printer software is still here.

 

If not we will need to reinstall the software. Let me know what you find.

 

Thanks!

Sean

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leolouie
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Re: I have lost my desktop icon. How can I replace?

I have two files:

  1. HP Product Detection
  2. HP Update
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SeanS
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Re: I have lost my desktop icon. How can I replace?

Ok. It sounds like the software has been uninstalled somehow. Lets reinstall all the software. Download the driver pack here: HP Photosmart Full Feature Software and Drivers

 

Once it is finished run the software and let it finish. This should reinstall the software and place a new icon on your desktop. Let me know if this resolve the issue.

 

Thanks!

Sean

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limac
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Registered: ‎07-31-2013
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Re: I have lost my desktop icon. How can I replace?

Have no icon on pc for HP photosmart.  Have various icon for HP, but not the one that shows different things to do?? ie: scan, print,photos, ect

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babs123
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Registered: ‎09-28-2013
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Re: I have lost my desktop icon. How can I replace?

I have a new M1210 MFP. FINALLY got the software installed and can print wirelessly. There is no icon on my desktop to allow me to use printer features from my desktop. How do i install it?

 

 

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SuperMario1
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Registered: ‎09-05-2013
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Re: I have lost my desktop icon. How can I replace?

Hello babs123. Try these steps to get an icon for the printer on the desktop.

 

1. Go into Printers and Faxes (Windows XP), Printers (Windows Vista), Devices and Printers (Windows 7 and 8).

2. You should see an icon for the Laserjet M1210. Drag the icon from that folder onto an empty space on the desktop.

3. Try to run it from the desktop.

 

Let me know if this assists you or not. I'm only here to help!
 

Mario

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