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

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by rainforest123, Aug 9, 2007.

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  1. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    OOPS!
    cannot find 'file:///"cannot find" "c:/program%20/AOL%20/Welcome/toolbar.html

    When opening IE 7, error message appears.
    Vista Home Premium

    AOL on DSL

    I can't find a notation in event viewer under "Windows Logs".

    What's with the "/" s?

    What's up with the "%20"? Neither Google nor Yahoo recognize
    %20
    "%20" nor
    ""%20""

    They return hits with ONLY 20!!

    I used Yahoo & Google, and found no hits.

    Problem began out of the blue.

    I have a feeling I am going to learn a lot about Vista while trying to fix this problem.

    RF123
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    %20 is code for a space.
     
  3. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    DH:
    Thanks.
    As in "program files"?

    How about the "/"? I am accustomed to the "\".

    RF123
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    Web page addressing uses forward slashes. HTML can't process a space in an address so it's replaced with %20.

    None of this really helps with why you're getting this error in the first place. Unfortunately, I have no experience with AOL and can't offer specific suggestions. If I had to guess, I'd say uninstall whatever toolbar seems to be causing the problem.
     
  5. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    DH:
    You solved 2 of 3.
    It is / WAS so weird to see "/"s in a file path.

    DUH. Silly me. It didn't occur to me that IE was looking for a web page. I thought it was looking for a file name, as I thought was being indicated. Sorry for the poor grammar.

    I found the answer, AFTER you clarified the %20 = .

    http://help.com/post/84004-cprogram filesaol toolbarwe
    Look for the registry entry under key:

    "My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    The entry for “First Home Page” is set to the (non-existant) AOL welcome file."

    Thanks again, DH.

    Sincerely,
    RF123
     
  6. DoubleHelix

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    It is looking for a file, but it's using a different form of addressing. I don't know the complete technical explanation, but you can see it for yourself. Open IE, and type file:///c:/program%20files in the address bar and hit Enter. Your C:\Program Files folder will open. The same folder will open if you go to Start, Run and type C:\Program Files.
     
  7. rainforest123

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    Thanks, DH.

    As I wrote, I had the feeling I was going to learn a lot.

    :)

    RF123
     
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