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Not sure if in right folder..

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#1 Jeremy James

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:42 AM

Hey guys,

My mom, on her computer, has a defaulted image that she has to consistently restore using Picasa whenever she reboots her computer. I just rebooted, and I have the white screen that says "Active Desktop Recovery" on the background. I hit the button that says "Restore my active desktop" and I get an error box stating "Internet Explorer Script Error" file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Patsy/Application%20Data/Microsoft/Internet%20Explorer/Desktop.htt

It asks me if I still wish to run scripts on the page, to which I hit "yes, but, nothing happens.

She uses Picasa for her pictures.



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#2 garmanma


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Posted 22 December 2008 - 06:15 PM

Active Desktop scripy error:

After installing IE7 users may experience active desktop or script errors. This is caused by an incompatibility of IE7 and the desktop.htt file which controls the size and position of your desktop and the wallpaper you have on it, plus it includes a little activeX control to allow you to reshape it. This desktop.htt file is stored in users profiles and it will need to be removed and recreated in order to fix this Active Desktop or Script Error from appearing. Windows will regenerate the file automatically.

To do this:

* Open an explorer window.
* Go to tools > folder options > view, and uncheck hide protected opsys files.
* Apply and ok.
* Then do a search in your sys drive [usually c: ] for desktop.htt. It will be in Docs and Settings\User\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer.
* Delete them [One or more].
* Close the explorer window, re-click your desktop and click Refresh.
* Make sure to then go back and RECHECK that box for view, and uncheck hide protected opsys files.. you really donít want those special files exposed all the time!


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#3 Jeremy James

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 09:32 PM

Worked great. Thanks!

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