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Ie Shortcuts On Desktop Don't Open


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#1 kenshireen

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 08:49 AM

I use xp pro sp2. IE 6.0 I had set up several website shortcuts on my Desktop and they used to open when I clicked on them. Now for some reason when I click on them the hand appears for a second and then the cursor returns and the sites do not open. They only changes I had made was to the security tab but then i changed everything back to where it was before. (default).

any suggestions would be appreciated

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 09:57 AM

Go to one of the sites and create a new shortcut to it. Place the shortcut on your desktop. Close IE. Then try clicking on the new shortcut and see if it works.
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#3 kenshireen

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 11:40 AM

I just tried what you said.. created a new web shortcut and closed IE.
The shortcut still does not open.

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 11:45 AM

Right click on the new icon and choose 'properties'. Click the web document tab. Tell us what it says next to : URL.
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#5 kenshireen

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:36 AM

Thanks for your help Albert...

For whatever reason, the web icons on my desktop are now opening when I double-click.
I have no idea why since I have not made any changes..but who cares...it works

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 09:13 AM

Just to be on the safe side and especially since this problem seemed to cure itself without anything being done to effect a fix I am going to leave a web site from a Microsoft MVP on this subject so if the problem does arrise again there is a fix for it.

http://www.fjsmjs.com/OE/nolinks.htm

Just follow the instructions on this web page.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 09:29 AM

For whatever reason,

I see that a lot with computers. Fixing the problem is one thing, but if you want to know the exact cause, well that is quite another! Let's just settle on being happy that it is 'fixed'.

Let us know if other buggy behavior occurs, as this could be a symptom of a malware infection, which was where I was leading to with my troubleshooting tips.
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