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  • Dec 12, 2007, 06:35 AM
    biggsie
    The file does not have a program associated with it
    I am trying to do something very simple -- and will use Google for example

    I right click on desktop -- click NEW -- click SHORTCUT -- and PASTE -- Google

    In Create Shortcut location... Click NEXT and Name Shortcut... I have a Google shortcut

    On the Desktop.. I click it and it opens Google in a new browser -- not working


    The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action

    Create an association in the Folder Options control panel. (I get this error message)

    The hyper link association does not work -- any ideas how to fix it ?
  • Dec 12, 2007, 06:39 AM
    NeedKarma
    In Windows Explorer do Tools > Folder Options > File Types tab; scroll down and see if there is anyhting associated with the type "URL".
  • Dec 12, 2007, 06:57 PM
    biggsie
    Folder Options control panel is in Control Panel

    URL is listed as one of the file types so I

    Do not have the answer to my question

    I still need an answer --- Thank You
  • Dec 12, 2007, 07:41 PM
    DaBaAd
    I created the shortcut on my desktop by entering an internet address of "www.google.com" and then named it Google.

    Windows saved it correctly and the shortcut properties associated this shortcut to a URL.

    It launches just fine.

    Windows XPSP2

    By the way, my default browser is Firefox but I don't think this has anything to do with it. What default browser do you use?
  • Dec 12, 2007, 08:17 PM
    biggsie
    I am using Windoze 2000 -- and Internet Explorer 6

    This used to work fine on this desktop

    I clicked a shortcut and it opened

    A window at the URL I pasted in it

    The association doesn't work now

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