IE7 Desktop Icon - Double Click causes "Create Shortcut" Instead of Launching. Why?
Posted on 2007-09-27
The IE7 icon on the desktop creates a shortcut instead of opening Internet Explorer. The "open home page" and "start without addons" are not listed on the context menu of the icon. But it doesn't stop there. Internet shortcuts launched from outside the browser do not open the browser; they open the print dialog box. additionally, it doesn't have the associated icon. The thing is, it happens with no apparent cause. Domain user policy has been ruled out (logged on with local admin) and it has even happened right after the install and before the final reboot. What could possible have changed in that time? I Googled and posted and someone provided a registry fix for the icon, but it only fixes the icon itself, and even that isn't perfect; it brings back the IE6 icon.
It's a real problem in our organization and has caused us to have to halt the approval of the installation of IE7 in our environment. What is the true cause of this corruption? And how can it be fixed? Really fixed?