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30-Jul-2011, 11:47 AM #1
Windows Vista Desktop shortcuts
I am unable to click on any of my desktop icons and get to the webpages....I get a message saying "Unable to open this internet shortcut. The protocol "http" does not have a registered program." 2 days ago I had no problems with this but now I can't get anything to come up. Can anyone help me with this problem?
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01-Aug-2011, 09:45 PM #2
try this,
start>default programs>associate a file type or protocol with a program, scroll down (almost to the bottom) to HTTP, what program is set to open it up?, should be IE, or FF or chrome, or whatever browser you use..

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02-Aug-2011, 09:26 AM #3
Kenny, I did as you said but it says no extension or protocol selected and I can't find anything that says HTTP...I use Internet Explorer...any further help you can give me would be very appreciated....Thanks so much!!! Caregiver961
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02-Aug-2011, 09:54 AM #4
when you scroll down do you see the section for protocols? and HTTP is just not listed? see attached

ps, is IE set as your default browser?
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02-Aug-2011, 10:03 AM #5
I see protocols but there is no HTTP listed on it......I have downloaded Google Chrome but it doesn't appear on there either......I use yahoo and internet explorer.....I just spent $300.00 to have my puter cleaned of viruses, Windows uninstalled and reinstalled.....this problem didn't happen until a week or so after I had this done.......any other suggestions for me.....I truely appreciate your help....Thanks so Very Much......Caregiver961
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02-Aug-2011, 10:05 AM #6
What is shown under my protocol is:
LDAP
MMS
NEWS
NNTP
SEARCH
SNEWS
WEBCAL
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02-Aug-2011, 10:13 AM #7
Don't know what happened but since I downloaded google chrome my desktop is working....guess I'll use google chrome from now on.......thanks again for all the help!!!!
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02-Aug-2011, 11:19 AM #8
did the HTTP show up (with chrome, like mine), I really like chrome, think you will also...

hope it all works out for ya!!

if it showed up, you can change it to IE, if you want..
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No nothing showed up, I still have no HTTP show up but I guess as long as it works that's all that matters.....Thanks again So Much!!!
You have a Great Day also!!!
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