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http and https links won't connect

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#1 LittleFrog


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:45 PM

After a session of updating my Win 7  x64 IE 9 Professional OS will not recognize http or https links in shortcuts.  I get the error message



"Unable to open this Internet Shortcut.  The protocal "http" does not have a registered program"  and the same message for https



Restoring to the state before the updates did not help nor did turning the system off and restarting


The Microsoft help site offered what appeared to be a very complicated procedure that appeared to involve editing the registry.  There appears to be a dll now missing.  I am not unduly afraid of messing with the computer but this is out of my comfort zone.


An address with http or https works just fine if entered directly into IE 9


Any ideas for a fix? 








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#2 LittleFrog

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:17 AM

Problem apparently solved.  Embarassingly trivial.  Apologies.


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#3 hamluis



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

:thumbup2: , thanks for letting us know.


Happy computing :).



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