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Anonymous
February 23, 2005 9:33:02 AM

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Shortcuts on destop have no file associations

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Anonymous
February 23, 2005 12:07:24 PM

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On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 06:33:02 -0800, Greggomano wrote:

> Shortcuts on destop have no file associations

And?

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
February 23, 2005 12:07:25 PM

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I installed Firefox as a web browser and subsequently removed it. In doing so
the destop shortcuts no longer work saying there is no file association.

Am also unable to Restore to and earlier date.

"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 06:33:02 -0800, Greggomano wrote:
>
> > Shortcuts on destop have no file associations
>
> And?
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
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Anonymous
February 23, 2005 7:05:10 PM

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On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 07:29:02 -0800, Greggomano wrote:

> I installed Firefox as a web browser and subsequently removed it. In doing so
> the destop shortcuts no longer work saying there is no file association.
>
> Am also unable to Restore to and earlier date.

For internet shortcuts: Did you set a default browser since removing
Firefox? To set Internet Explorer for this, use Internet Options> Programs
and check the box that allows IE to check that it's the default browser.
Close any open IE windows and relaunch the program. Answer yes to the
prompt that appears. The change should be immediate but if necessary,
restart the system to get the internet shortcuts back up to change.

For general shortcuts that have the .LNK extension, use the file
association fix for .LNK files found here:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm


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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
February 23, 2005 10:27:03 PM

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Your suggestion fixed the shortcuts and I E is now the default Explorer.

Still unable to do a Windows XP restore

"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 07:29:02 -0800, Greggomano wrote:
>
> > I installed Firefox as a web browser and subsequently removed it. In doing so
> > the destop shortcuts no longer work saying there is no file association.
> >
> > Am also unable to Restore to and earlier date.
>
> For internet shortcuts: Did you set a default browser since removing
> Firefox? To set Internet Explorer for this, use Internet Options> Programs
> and check the box that allows IE to check that it's the default browser.
> Close any open IE windows and relaunch the program. Answer yes to the
> prompt that appears. The change should be immediate but if necessary,
> restart the system to get the internet shortcuts back up to change.
>
> For general shortcuts that have the .LNK extension, use the file
> association fix for .LNK files found here:
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
>
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 1:45:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:27:03 -0800, Greggomano wrote:

> Your suggestion fixed the shortcuts and I E is now the default Explorer.
>
> Still unable to do a Windows XP restore

Perhaps the following article will help you fix System Restore:

How to troubleshoot the System Restore tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=302796

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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