url shortcut links in IE8 broken
When I click on any URL shortcut in IE8, nothing happens. And when I check on their Properties > Details, no URL displays, and I can't interact with any of the fields (URL, Rating, Description, Notes).
This also happens with URLs that I drag to the desktop.
It happened after I tried to install a standalone IE7 along with my IE8. It didn't work, but I was able to uninstall 7 and reinstall 8, but this is the lone issue that remains.
I have tried the Club's awesome association fixers and the webdoctab.reg file, but neither worked.
If any of the resident geniuses could help, I would be greatly appreciative.
Originally Posted by carsonic
Navigate to Start Menu\Control Panel\Default Programs
Select Associate a file type or protocol with a program
Scroll down the list till you see .url, click Change Program at top right and select Internet Browser
Hope this helps
Thanks Lee. I tried that, but it didn't change anything. I think I've fouled something up in the registry.
Have you tried a system restore? (Might be the only way )
Download the file: FixURL.zip
Extract and patch the registry fix... It may get rid of your problem.
Thanks, R.K. I tried that, but (as with all the various patches/fixes I've tried) I get a "Cannot import... Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes" message - even when I run them in safe mode. I wish I could figure out what that was all about.
And Dude111 - it may come down to that, but I'm going to try everything else first. (I learn a lot that way )
Yes i understand you wanting to learn (Its better sometimes learning than taking the easy way out)