internet shortcut always prompt for program to open

Posted on 2008-11-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
shortcut works until chrome installs/uninstalls.  Intenet Explorer shortcut always prompt for associated program even I placed a 'check mark to always use this program'
Question by:Pablo_c213
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    Accepted Solution

    Hello Pablo_c213,

    If you have install Chrome, you cannot make it the default browser.  When you delete Chrome, there is no default browser.  Make IE the default browser.  Go to IE Options menu and select to check if IE is default.  Restart IE, and it should prompt you to make IE the default.

    If no joy, Make IE the default in open URL

    1. On the desktop, double-click My Computer.  
    2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the File Types tab.  
    3. In the Registered File Types list, click URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol, click Advanced, and then click Edit.  
    4. In the Actions box, type open.  
    5. In the Application used to perform action box, locate Internet Explorer (Iexplore.exe), and then click Open.
    6. In the Application box, type IExplore, and then click OK.

    Hope this helps!

    Author Closing Comment

    Quick and detailed. Thank you. First suggested solution works.
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    Expert Comment

    Pablo_c213, glad my solution worked for you.

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