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I cannot open IE 7.0 shortcuts on the desktop. However I can open the same url from Favorites. It's Windows XP SP2. I tried to reset all IE settings to default and deleted temp and browsing history, no result.
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Question by:cmi_6
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Hello cmi_6,

Delete and them recreate the problem shortcut.  Make sure you are referencing iexplore.exe in the correct path.

1. If no joy, an addon may be interfering with IE. Disable Addons.  Go to Tools > Add-on Manager, and uncheck the addons.

If you cannot open IE, start IE without addons.  Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet Explorer (No add-ons).

2. Check if a program running in the background is interfering with Internet Explorer. Temporarily disable antivirus and other security programs, firewall, toolbars such as Google and Yahoo, and desktop programs such as MSN and Google.

3. If using Windows XP, uninstall and reinstall IE7. Make sure you have the latest updates.


Hope this helps!
war1
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Well there is many ways to create internet shortcuts.  How do you create them?
1. In the addressbar of the browser, there is a little icon left of the address, either site icon or IE icon.. you can drag that icon to the desktop.
2. You can also right click the desktop , select NEW and then shortcut.  In the location field, paste the URL and hit next and give it a name.
3. Also from the favorites, right click on it, select copy then paste it on the desktop.
 
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Hi cmi_6,

Try this:

1. Right click on the URL shortcut in question while holding down the "Shift" key.
2. Select "Open With".
3. Select "Choose Program".
4. Select "Internet Explorer".
5. Select "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file"
6. Click "OK"

See if this works, if it does then your file association was screwy :-)
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Hi cmi_6,

Did my suggestion above work?
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