Firefox Won't create valid Desktop Shortcuts

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Kapustin Yar

Thread Starter
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Messages
936
I'm using FF 3.6. I recently had to reinstall my OS, winXPsp3. I used to create shortcuts by going to a site and dragging the icon to the desktop. Now when I do that I get an icon buts its empty. Its white with the six colors inside the rectangle with the blue top. When I click that icon it doesn't do anything.

What do I do?
 

Ent

Josiah
Retired Trusted Advisor
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
5,467
It could be a problem with the URL file association in the registry. This reg file might fix it.
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_url_shortcut_fix.zip

Not having XP I can't guess at what other changes it would make, such as possibly setting them to open with IE instead of FF. If so I'm sure that can be sorted as simply as setting IE then FF to be the default Browser.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top