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URL shortcuts not working - Missing "web document" tab

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Half of my favorites links have become unusable. I get "The target "" of this Internet Shortcut is not valid. Go to the internet shortcut property sheet and make sure the target is correct"  

We are using redirected folders and this happens on all computers. This also happens if I browse to the favorites folder and try to open the link. I found that this issue happened to Vista from the link below and tried that method but it did not work. This only happens to this user.


3. In the left pane of this location, right click on the FeatureControl key and create its subkey named FEATURE_URLFILE_CACHEFLUSH_KB936881 by navigating New -> Key.

Now highlight the new subkey so created, and head on toright pane of the registry location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_URLFILE_CACHEFLUSH_KB936881, create a new DWORD value using Right click -> New -> DWORD Value.

Name this new DWORD as iexplore.exe. Double click on this newly created to modify its Value data:

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Well, I like to reference Microsoft's KB when enacting their fixes. Checking out http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936881 tells me a few things:

1) This was valid only for IE7 - Windows 7 never shipped with that version.
2) There was an accompanying hotfix that required the registry change you made, to activate the hotfix.
3) This hotfix was subsequently rolled into a later service pack for Vista.

Did you try resetting the permissions of the Favorites folder, as was suggested in one of the comments below?

Frank Denton

I had the same problem in windows 7. Under c:\users\username go to favorites properties/security/advanced/change permissions and check replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions and apply. Also works for desktop acceess issues.
I would give this a shot and let me know if that works. Of course, you may need to go to a different location than above, since you're doing redirected folders.
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That did not work.
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I had to remove permissions from the folder and re-add it.
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