Some of my desktop icons are not working!!!

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clark623

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Please help.

When I double click one of my desktop icons such as msn or one I placed on their from the web it does not work. It bounces me right to my print set up page showing my printer options. All of my other icons work such as my computer and my internet explorer page. Maybe this is a simple fix, but I sure can't find anything simple with it. Any suggetions or ideas?

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Hi, and welcome to the TSG forum :) (y)

if you right click on the icon and then look at the shortcut tab - you will see about half way down you will see target - in that box will be the path and filename that icon will open.

where are the icons you have problems target to...
 

clark623

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Thanks so much for the reply. Here is what it says.

C:\Documents and Settings\Fred Hamlin\Desktop
 

clark623

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Oh and by the way. I am having trouble with all the icons that I have bookmarked or put in my favorites folder to access easier. I have never had this problem before.
 

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oh - ok if its all the icons then thats a different matter - sorry i dont have a solution for that - But in these note i have seen numerious entries for ICON prolbems
until someone more qualified in this area replies have a seach.

have you installed anything recently - before you boot too many times depending on yor windows version it may be worth doing a restore

post your windows version?
if you installed anything recently

do you have anti-virus and spyware programs running on your PC.

anything else not working correctly -
the icons that dont work - can you run the programs OK from the programs menu
 
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START
CONTROL PANEL
INTERNET OPTION
PROGRAMS
RESET WEB SETTINGS?
UNCHECK also reset my home page
YES
OK
 

clark623

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Rugbug,

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!! You certainly made my day. Go ahead and pat yourself on the back. I certainly appreciate the help. You have a great day!!!
 

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ETAF

I want to also thank you for the help. With the help of yourself and rugbug I got this thing figured out. Thanks!
 

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glad someone manged to solve for you - i'll make a note of that too
 
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