Shortcut for Internet Explorer

How do I create a shortcut for internet explorer, that when you right click it, and choose properties, comes up with the internet options to delete cookies etc.?  Everytime I create a shortcut for IE, when I right click I dont have the internet options show up anymore so I can delete cookies etc.  Thanks.
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chrismanncalgavinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you use the one that is normally at the top of the start menu, drag it with the RIGHT mouse button, and drop on the desktop. Click Create Shortcut Here.

The icon then has the ability to do what you are after (access Internet Options on right click etc).
First, delete any of the "shortcut" style IE icons on your desktop. Any of the IE icons that have a shortcut arrow in the corner, put them in the recycling bin.

To get the *official* internet explorer icon back (e.g. the one that isn't a shortcut), there's two ways to get it back:

1) Right click on the desktop, go to properties. Select the "Desktop" tab, click "Customize Desktop", and tick the "Internet Explorer" checkbox.

If you can't find the internet explorer checkbox, like on my system, you can put it back manually via the registry:

1) Run RegEdit.exe
2) Navigate to the key

3) Find the value on the right named "{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}" and change it's value to 0.

4) Refresh the desktop (hit F5) to see the icon.

Please be careful editing the registry. You can cause irrepairable damage to your computer if you badly mess up editing the registry.

jrbandersonAuthor Commented:
Wonderful.  Thank you so much.  I was using left mouse button during drag!  Not right.
Hello jrbanderson,

If you are using Windows Vista, here is how to add the IE icon on Desktop

Hope this helps!
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