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Internet shortcuts won't work!

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by data_gnome, Feb 21, 2004.

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  1. data_gnome

    data_gnome Thread Starter

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    My internet shortcuts on my desktop and in Favorites don't launch in the browser. Often they show up as text files. If I try to run a URL from the Start>Run box I get a message saying the path is not found. I can use my favorites in the brower menu though.

    Is there a fix for this??
    Thanks

    Al Davis
     
  2. mobo

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    Try this:
    First go to contro panel/ internet options / programs/ and check the box for " internet explorer should check that it is default"

    Then close down IE and :
    Quit all programs that are running.
    Click Start, and then click Run.
    Type regsvr32 urlmon.dll, and then click OK.
    When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.
    If this does not resolve the problemcontinue on doing these:
    regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
    regsvr32 Msjava.dll
    regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
    regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
    regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
    regsvr32 Browseui.dll
    regsvr32 Shell32.dll
     
  3. data_gnome

    data_gnome Thread Starter

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    Ok, ran all of those; they say they were registered but now I get a prompt to open or save the file....
     
  4. mobo

    mobo

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    Open or save what file ?
     
  5. data_gnome

    data_gnome Thread Starter

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    It opens a dialog box that says
    "You are now downloading the file
    C:\Documents and Settings...

    would like to open the file or save it to your computer?

    <Open> <Save> <Cancel> < More Info>

    Like when you download files...
     
  6. chalky

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