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error: "cannot find 'file:///c:/program%20files/aol%20toolbar.html"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Gun-ftr, Feb 12, 2015.

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  1. Gun-ftr

    Gun-ftr Thread Starter

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    When opening IE get the following error"

    error: "cannot find 'file:///c:/program%20files/aol%20toolbar.html"

    Solution:
    When working in the registry, be sure and backup the key you are going to edit

    Use REGEDIT to go to the following Key"
    Key_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN

    Delete the entry that has "welcome"
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Is the file mentioned in the error message not this instead?

    file:///C:/Program%20files/AOL%20Toolbar/welcome.html

    I believe that's the case and the registry fix you posted is far too vague for someone to tinker in the registry.

    The keys to look for are:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

    and

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

    both with a sub-key called:

    "First Home Page" with a value of C:/Program Files/AOL Toolbar/Welcome.html
     
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