How has this happened & how do I correct it? I have installed all Windows XP and IE service pack updates and try to keep my McAfee virus checker and firewall up to date.I have a number of desktop shortcuts pointing All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Search Free Sign Up Login Home Forum How To Download News Encyclopedia High-Tech Health Free Sign Up Language English Español Deutsch Français I used Mozilla for a couple of weeks for my browsing. http://sevevb.com/not-working/desktop-shortcuts-not-working-windows-7.html
Warmly regards. Report jack4rall 6529Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Jan 15, 2011 10:46AM Hello, Try this 1 1)First backup your registry by following the below by dand / June 22, 2011 7:58 AM PDT I'm running Windows XP (SP2 fully updated), runs great w/ no problems.But recently, something has changed on the system and I cannot Join & Ask a Question Need Help in Real-Time? http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_7/desktop-internet-shortcuts-not-working/e7818a1b-ab7f-416c-b7c3-7a0b6e8cdfb2
About Advertising Privacy Terms Help Sitemap × Join millions of IT pros like you Log in to Spiceworks Reset community password Agree to Terms of Service Connect with Or Sign up Start -> Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs and select 'Associate a file type or protocol with a program'. If it's broke fix it so no one can fix it.
Ron WinXP Pro SP3, IE 8 , FIOS 35MBs download and 28MBs upload. Anyway, I fixed it by deleting the keys that I mentioned above. But when I try your solution I couldn't open registry editor. Desktop Url Shortcuts Not Working Welshjim, #9 2005/01/16 Lifetime Subscription OLDSALTY Inactive Thread Starter Joined: 2003/02/21 Messages: 573 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 106 Location: Toms River, NJ Computer Experience: Experienced Welshjim said: OLDSALTY--One problem leads
Desktop Icons and File Associations The desktop icons are shortcuts to respective applications. Desktop Shortcuts Not Working Windows 10 I should have told you up front. More... http://www.thewindowsclub.com/desktop-icons-not-working-in-windows When I booted up the other day, none> of the> shortcuts worked.
Thanks-- Evolution54 AnonymousAug 21, 2005, 11:37 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)Mike Wrote: > Hi,> > I am an older "newbie" and find some issues considerably frustrating. Desktop Shortcuts Not Working Windows 8 Here is a good thread on what MalwareBytes does and why it can find and eliminate things that Norton does not. In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for… MS Excel MS Office Windows OS Windows Credential Manager Article by: Feb 1, 2013 at 2:37 UTC 1st Post I know this is an old thread, but is there any chance this was resolved?
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Just browse Program Files - in the system drive - using Windows Explorer and copy the path of the application related to the desktop icon or shortcut. Welshjim, #17 2005/01/17 Zander Geek Member Alumni Joined: 2002/01/07 Messages: 4,083 Likes Received: 5 Trophy Points: 733 Location: Minnesota, USA Computer Experience: A bit (or is it a by LOL Jim! Open Internet Explorer -> Tools > Internet Options under the Programs tab that Default web browser is set to Internet Explorer. 2. have a peek here If you're windows is installed on a drive other than c: you"ll have to change the path to IE accordingly.
https://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/Why-do-we-need-to-use-quot-Malwarebytes-quot/td-p/176867 To summarize--no antimalware program can do it all. 0 Message Author Comment by:johnhardy2014-04-04 Comment Utility Permalink(# a39978617) Thanks jcimarron Thats an excellent answer and enlightens me as to the Url Shortcuts On Desktop Won't Work For this one, where it says application used put in this: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome %1 Again check the use DDE box and once again enter iexplore and system in the Did you ever get the problem where you reset all your shortcuts fixed?
Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... Once that opens, click on the "Desktop" tab, then the "Customize Desktop" button, then the "Web" tab, then UNCHECK the box next to "Lock desktop items" (if it's checked). Join Now I have a user that is running IE8 and Windows 7 Professional. Keyboard Shortcuts Not Working Windows 7 Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.
I have also reinstalled IE from the XP> disk, but the shortcuts still do not work. in NJ Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Tried This One...? Being a member gives you additional options. http://sevevb.com/not-working/desktop-shortcuts-not-working-in-windows-7.html In researching my problem on the Microsoft site I> tumbled> to this resource.
ENTER HERE © CBS Interactive Inc. / All Rights Reserved. Click on "properties" located at most bottom. 3. Stay logged in Sign up now! This is similar to the onementioned earlier by another poster.
I tried your suggestions, but when I right click on that E, it tells me..."Windows cannot access the specified device,path or file. My laptop is only 6 months old. ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://0.0.0.1/ Connection to 0.0.0.1 failed. Report Sen- Jan 30, 2011 08:01AM Hi jack4rall, I have recently got the same problem like what Hi Ying has got.
One is to this BBS. Zander, #18 2005/01/17 Lifetime Subscription OLDSALTY Inactive Thread Starter Joined: 2003/02/21 Messages: 573 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 106 Location: Toms River, NJ Computer Experience: Experienced No it was my fault. I have also reinstalled IE from the> XP> disk, but the shortcuts still do not work. NO = Windows can be corrupted and need a repair (Try first repair IE!) G.
Close all instances of Internet Explorer2. Abdul2014-04-02 Comment Utility Permalink(# a39971779) Check the following: 1. Go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column). Defrag all hard drives: Click My Computer, right click the C drive, click Tools, Disk Defragmenter, Click Analyze to check the amount of fragmentation or Defrag to run the process.
If you right-click any desktop icon and click on Properties, you will get a Properties dialog box with the Shortcut tab selected. In this case, Windows will present you with a dialog box when you double-click the file. If you haven't also ready checked for Viruses, update your virus definitions and run a Full Scan, deleting all virus and spyware detected 4. Yes I use send to to put then on the desktop.