Solved: file associaton problem; IE desktop shortcut

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rainforest123

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Win XP Pro SP2

Previously, the PC had AOL 9.0, with desktop shortcuts associated with AOL.

I uninstalled AOL 9.

Now, the shortcuts are the IE icon, but I am informed that there is a file association problem.

Same thing happens with newly created internet shortcuts.

folder options > tools > "file types" tab
I set IE shortcuts to be associated with c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe

I hope you can assist me.

Thanks for your help.

RF123
 

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RR:
I forgot to mention that point. :eek:

How do I make IE the default browser. I don't see such an option in "internet tools" > "programs" tab.

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Using the checkbox for having IE check to determine if IE is the default browser seems indirect, but I could try that.

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Actually that is exactly what you do.

And if this is IE6 (not IE7) you can also "reset" the settings in the programs tab.
 

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RR:
Next time I dive to 10,000 ft, I need to remember to use an air tank.
:eek:

IE 6 SP2 is installed. I did not see an option to select the browser, on the "Programs" tab. The list of programs does not include a browser. Only the check box method is displayed.

I will try the check box method.

Thanks.
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No "reset web settings" on the IE6 Programs tab? That's acually the description of the option.
 

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The caption, adjacent to the reset button, RR, is to reset IE's default home & search pages.

Your suggestion, RR, about telling IE to check, each time, to determine if IE is the default browser WORKED!

A related issue. On the desktop, is an HTML file, with the AOL icon. In "folder options" > "file types", HTML is associated with IE.

This is NOT a shortcut. I right clicked on the icon, left clicked properties. There was no option to change the icon.

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rainforest123 said:
The caption, adjacent to the reset button, RR, is to reset IE's default home & search pages.

Your suggestion, RR, about telling IE to check, each time, to determine if IE is the default browser WORKED!

A related issue. On the desktop, is an HTML file, with the AOL icon. In "folder options" > "file types", HTML is associated with IE.

This is NOT a shortcut. I right clicked on the icon, left clicked properties. There was no option to change the icon.

RF123
The icons may be all right the next time that explorer.exe is started.
 
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