How do I reinstall the Solar desktop shortcuts?

If Solar is installed, but the shortcuts have disappeared:

  • Have the user remove all Solar desktop shortcuts
  • Control Panel -> Java
  • On the “General” tab, find “Temporary Internet Files”, click “View…”
  • Right-click on Solar -> Uninstall Shortcuts
  • Right-click on Solar again -> Install Shortcuts

To give users a direct link from which to install or launch Solar, you may send a hyperlink or create shortcut directly to the web start URL. To obtain this URL, right-click on the Click Here to Install Solar Eclipse link and copy the URL. The URL should be similar to to following: