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Can't reset IE homepage

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by zygold1954, Jul 16, 2006.

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  1. zygold1954

    zygold1954 Thread Starter

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    I am using IE6,a family member has set the default homepage to a particular wesite of their choosing and I try to reset it to another web page or blank. I click on the button in internet tools to do this and press apply and it appears to have worked. But when restarting Internet Explorer the change has not taken effect.How can I solve this problem, is threre a way of editing the registry to do this?
    I am running XP home / SP2
    Thanks:confused:
     
  2. Fidelista

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    Are you running a security program that can lock your homepage ?. Spybot ?
    >f
     
  3. zygold1954

    zygold1954 Thread Starter

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    I am running spybot and checked all settings (including advanced) , nothing apparently locking the IE homepage. Have also checked various other utilities installed to see if they might be preventing any change.Nothing apparent.
    Thanks.
     
  4. Pistoff

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    I do not usually endorse reg edits but this does work.
    Change the Default Internet Explorer Search Page
    Start/Run/Regedit
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main. Value Name: Search Bar, Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value), Value Data: Search URL. Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called 'Search Bar' and edit the value according to the settings below. Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect. Note: This tweak can also be applied on a per-user basis under the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER] hive.
     
  5. zygold1954

    zygold1954 Thread Starter

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    Hello
    I tried your suggested registry tweak and replaced the web page address with another but the modification didnt take effect (I found it in Local User area, not in local machine area).
    Err? What were the "settings below" you referred to?
     
  6. jcroix2002

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    run hijack this and delete the present homepage if seen (usually Ro)
    your browser may have benn hijacked

    jcroix2002
     
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