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Mail Icon in Windows 7 Control Panel - Not There

I have a client who is running WIndows 7 Ultimate and has Microsoft Office Pro 2007
For some reason the Mail Icon in his control panel is no longer there.  It was obviously there to begin with as he has two mail profiles set-up in Office Outlook.

Does anyone know how to get this Mail icon back in his control panel so he can edit mail profiles?

Thanks
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hutnorCommented:
The exact location depends on your version of Windows and your layout settings of Control Panel.

If your Control Panel is in the classic layout, you should see the Mail applet directly in the list of icons.
For a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, the icon would be listed in the View 32-bit Control Panel Items section.

If your Control Panel is in category view you can find the Mail applet in;

"Windows XP: User Accounts
"Windows Vista: User Accounts
"Windows Vista 64-bit: Additional Options-> View 32-bit Control Panel Items
"Windows 7: User Accounts and Family Safety
For Windows Vista and previous, if you have Outlook pinned to the top of your Start Menu there is a much shorter way to reach it;
Start-> right click on the Outlook icon-> Properties

In Windows 7 and Windows Vista (32-bit only), there is also a quick way of finding it by typing Mail in the search box in the right top corner of Control Panel.

 
Mail applet in Control Panel
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mbellettyAuthor Commented:
Already tried all of those.  It just does not seem to be there at all???
It is a Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit version, clean install NOT an upgrade from Vista.
Changed view between category and classic large icon layout, no Mail icon.
Typed in Mail in COntrol Panel search box, Mail option does not come up, only has the suggestion to download Windows Live Mail.
They have 2 Windows 7 machines, both installed the same way, the main PC has NO mail icon, but the other PC does and it works fine.  Both set-up with multiple Mail Profiles.

Could the mail icon maybe have been deleted or uninstalled from the PC.  ANy way to re-install it?
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hutnorCommented:
Open outlook and goto the help menu then select detect and repair.

if that did not work then try reinstalling/repairing MS office/outlook.
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mbellettyAuthor Commented:
So are you suggesting that it is the Microsoft Office install that puts the mail icon in the Windows Control Panel?
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hutnorCommented:
Well it does configure the setting in outlook so it I assume it would add it there if it is not there.

Give it a try? - The detect & repair should not make you lose any setting or emails. I have used it before.
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grayeCommented:
You should do a search of your hard drive for the MLCFG32.CPL file.   If you find it, you can launch that control panel applet by typing the following at the command prompt (perhaps changing the path to the location where you found it.)
control "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\MLCFG32.CPL"
or
control "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MLCFG32.CPL"
It that works, let us know, and we'll show you how to add the applet back into the control panel
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mbellettyAuthor Commented:
Yes it does work.  Now if you can tell me how to put it back in the control panel that would be awesome.
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grayeCommented:
No problem...

You'll have to add a registry key.  But the exact value depends on whether your Win7 box is 32-bit or 64-bit
for 64-bit, it'd be:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls]
"mlcfg32.cpl"="C:\\PROGRA~2\\MICROS~2\\Office12\\MLCFG32.CPL"
for 32-bit, it'd be:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls]
"mlcfg32.cpl"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~2\\Office12\\MLCFG32.CPL"
if you need assistance with adding registry keys, don't hesitate to ask!
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SmoestarCommented:
Hi,

I have this very same problem, but I do not have the MLCFG32.CPL file.

What else can I try?

Thanks.
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grayeCommented:
I'd recommend a re-install of Microsoft Office (that's where that CPL file come from)
BTW:  You're not really supposed to "piggy back" on to an old thread with a new question
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SmoestarCommented:
Oooooooops sorry! It was just that this was exactly the same problem as mine and you seemed to know your stuff so I wanted to see if you could advise. I will not piggy back in future!!

I will try this and start a new thread if the prpblem continues.

Thanks!
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