shortcut for outlook express disappeared and can't access now

I had my Dell 5150 laptop in to be worked on for a CD rom problem and when I got it back both IE and outlook express were missing. I was able to redownload IE to get the shortcut back but can't find a way to get outlook back.
davidbooneAsked:
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maxis2cuteCommented:
go to C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer you should see it there and rt click to add to desktop as shortcut
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maxis2cuteCommented:
sorry my mistake from program files go to the outlook express folder C:\Program Files\Outlook Express and rt click on that .exe and add to shortcut
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davidbooneAuthor Commented:
There isn't an .exe extension, they are all .dll and .txt files.
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rhythmluvrCommented:
Go into add remove programs, choose windows components and un-select Outlook Express, than re-select Outlook Express so Windows will reinstall missing files. This should not remove any identities for Outlook Express but you might want to back them up anyway.
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rhythmluvrCommented:
Note, make sure you un-select and choose OK first before going back and re-selecting.
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davidbooneAuthor Commented:
Outlook Express isn't listed under add/remove programs
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davidbooneAuthor Commented:
I apologize "Windows Components" isn't listed there.
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rhythmluvrCommented:
What version of windows is this?
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maxis2cuteCommented:
there is a good link to reinstall this, with screen shots

http://email.about.com/od/outlookexpresstroubles/qt/et_reinstall_oe.htm
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davidbooneAuthor Commented:
I found windows components, unchecked box and clicked next. I thought it then deleted. I went completely out of add/remove, went back into and then into windows components and saw outlook plus a .com program were check marked already but outlook showed 0 mb. Other programs showed mb like MSN and fax services, but IE  and outlook showed 0. When I now click on next to add/remove it runs for an instant and nothing happens with outlook still at 0 mb.
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rhythmluvrCommented:
0mb is normal for Outlook Express, my XP computer shows the same. Did your try OE after you did this?
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za_mkhIT ManagerCommented:
If you click start -> Run and in the run dialog box, you type 'msimn' does it open Outlook Express?

Give that a shot.
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davidbooneAuthor Commented:
First time using this exchange. Sorry I didn't close this. Great job in helping me with this. Thank you.
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