IE icon just creates new IE shortcuts

Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
On my Windows XP SP2 computer, when I double-click on the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop, it just creates a new shortcut to IE, rather than opening up IE.  I tried removing the shortcut and re-adding it, but I'm still having the problem.

Any ideas how to fix it?

Question by:spendergrass
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    Right click that icon on your desktop, and delete it.  Drag a new copy to your desktop from the start menu or quick launch bar.

    This should resolve the problem.


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    What if you single clcik then hit ENTER? Does it open?

    Your Click Rate on the mouse might be whacked out...go to Control Panel>Mouse and adjust if needed....
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