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Desktop shortcuts opening in Word...



 
 
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Old February 21st 12, 05:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
Mike[_36_]
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Default Desktop shortcuts opening in Word...

Just recently, URL shortcuts on my desktop will open in Word, rather
than opening the link in IE.

I looked at default programs & .url is set to open with Internet
Browser. I've also tried the KB article, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505,
but no help.

If I go to the shortcut through favorites, it opens ok & have deleted
shortcuts & sent new ones to desktop, but they still behave the
same...

Any other suggestions?

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Old February 21st 12, 02:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
David H. Lipman
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Posts: 474
Default Desktop shortcuts opening in Word...

From: "Mike"

| Just recently, URL shortcuts on my desktop will open in Word, rather
| than opening the link in IE.
|
| I looked at default programs & .url is set to open with Internet
| Browser. I've also tried the KB article,
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505,
| but no help.
|
| If I go to the shortcut through favorites, it opens ok & have deleted
| shortcuts & sent new ones to desktop, but they still behave the
| same...
|
| Any other suggestions?

LNK files have been assoicited to Winword.exe, they have to fixed to be
considered executable.
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/linkfile_fix.zip

--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

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Old February 21st 12, 07:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
Mike[_36_]
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Posts: 25
Default Desktop shortcuts opening in Word...

On Feb 21, 8:21*am, "David H. Lipman"
wrote:
From: "Mike"

| *Just recently, URL shortcuts on my desktop will open in Word, rather
| than opening the link in IE.
|
| I looked at default programs & .url is set to open with Internet
| Browser. I've also tried the KB article,http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505,
| but no help.
|
| If I go to the shortcut through favorites, it opens ok & have deleted
| shortcuts & sent new ones to desktop, but they still behave the
| same...
|
| Any other suggestions?

LNK files have been assoicited to Winword.exe, they have to fixed to be
considered executable.http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/linkfile_fix.zip

--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool -http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.ukhttp://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


Ok, gave that a try & got the following message:

Cannot import C:\...\linkfile_fix.reg: Not all data was successfully
written to the registry. SOme keys are open by the system or other
processes.

Another thing I found odd is computer wanted to save this as a WIndows
Media File type & the only other optiuon in drop down menu was all
files.
Windows media player would open when trying to open it. I had to DL
winrar to get it to unzip.
I'm thinking a few different file associations are whacked!
BTW, thanks for the reply - I've had this on the technet forums for a
couple of days & have got a lotta looks, but 0 replies!
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Old February 21st 12, 07:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
David H. Lipman
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Posts: 474
Default Desktop shortcuts opening in Word...

From: "Mike"

| On Feb 21, 8:21 am, "David H. Lipman"
| wrote:
From: "Mike"

| Just recently, URL shortcuts on my desktop will open in Word, rather
| than opening the link in IE.
|
| I looked at default programs & .url is set to open with Internet
| Browser. I've also tried the KB
article,http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505,
| but no help.
|
| If I go to the shortcut through favorites, it opens ok & have deleted
| shortcuts & sent new ones to desktop, but they still behave the
| same...
|
| Any other suggestions?

LNK files have been assoicited to Winword.exe, they have to fixed to be
considered executable.http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/linkfile_fix.zip

--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning
Tool -http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.ukhttp://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

|
| Ok, gave that a try & got the following message:
|
| Cannot import C:\...\linkfile_fix.reg: Not all data was successfully
| written to the registry. SOme keys are open by the system or other
| processes.
|
| Another thing I found odd is computer wanted to save this as a WIndows
| Media File type & the only other optiuon in drop down menu was all
| files.
| Windows media player would open when trying to open it. I had to DL
| winrar to get it to unzip.
| I'm thinking a few different file associations are whacked!
| BTW, thanks for the reply - I've had this on the technet forums for a
| couple of days & have got a lotta looks, but 0 replies!

Are you an adminstrator or have administrative rights on this PC ?

It sounds like multiple file associations exist.

What happens if you logon to a different account on this computer. Do you
have the same association problems ?

--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

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Old February 22nd 12, 02:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
Mike[_36_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 25
Default Desktop shortcuts opening in Word...

On Feb 21, 1:30*pm, "David H. Lipman"
wrote:
From: "Mike"

| On Feb 21, 8:21 am, "David H. Lipman" | wrote:
From: "Mike"


| *Just recently, URL shortcuts on my desktop will open in Word, rather
| than opening the link in IE.
|
| I looked at default programs & .url is set to open with Internet
| Browser. I've also tried the KB
article,http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505,
| but no help.
|
| If I go to the shortcut through favorites, it opens ok & have deleted
| shortcuts & sent new ones to desktop, but they still behave the
| same...
|
| Any other suggestions?

LNK files have been assoicited to Winword.exe, they have to fixed to be
considered executable.http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm


http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/linkfile_fix.zip


--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning
Tool -http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.ukhttp://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/3...


|
| Ok, gave that a try & got the following message:
|
| Cannot import C:\...\linkfile_fix.reg: Not all data was successfully
| written to the registry. SOme keys are open by the system or other
| processes.
|
| Another thing I found odd is computer wanted to save this as a WIndows
| Media File type & the only other optiuon in drop down menu was all
| files.
| Windows media player would open when trying to open it. I had to DL
| winrar to get it to unzip.
| I'm thinking a few different file associations are whacked!
| BTW, thanks for the reply - I've had this on the technet forums for a
| couple of days & have got a lotta looks, but 0 replies!

Are you an adminstrator or have administrative rights on this PC ?

It sounds like multiple file associations exist.

What happens if you logon to a different account on this computer. *Do you
have the same association problems ?

--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool -http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.ukhttp://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


The user account I am using is an Admin, but UAC is turned on, so I'm
assuming that it doesn't really have all the admin rights, correct?
I'll have to get admin password, or should I just turn UAC off?
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Old February 22nd 12, 03:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
David H. Lipman
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 474
Default Desktop shortcuts opening in Word...

From: "Mike"

| On Feb 21, 1:30 pm, "David H. Lipman"
| wrote:
From: "Mike"

| On Feb 21, 8:21 am, "David H. Lipman" |
wrote:
From: "Mike"


| Just recently, URL shortcuts on my desktop will open in Word, rather
| than opening the link in IE.
|
| I looked at default programs & .url is set to open with Internet
| Browser. I've also tried the KB
article,http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505,

| but no help.
|
| If I go to the shortcut through favorites, it opens ok & have deleted
| shortcuts & sent new ones to desktop, but they still behave the
| same...
|
| Any other suggestions?

LNK files have been assoicited to Winword.exe, they have to fixed to be
considered executable.http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm


http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/linkfile_fix.zip


--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning
Tool -http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.ukhttp://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/3...


| Ok, gave that a try & got the following message:
|
| Cannot import C:\...\linkfile_fix.reg: Not all data was successfully
| written to the registry. SOme keys are open by the system or other
| processes.
|
| Another thing I found odd is computer wanted to save this as a WIndows
| Media File type & the only other optiuon in drop down menu was all
| files.
| Windows media player would open when trying to open it. I had to DL
| winrar to get it to unzip.
| I'm thinking a few different file associations are whacked!
| BTW, thanks for the reply - I've had this on the technet forums for a
| couple of days & have got a lotta looks, but 0 replies!

Are you an adminstrator or have administrative rights on this PC ?

It sounds like multiple file associations exist.

What happens if you logon to a different account on this computer. Do
you
have the same association problems ?


|
| The user account I am using is an Admin, but UAC is turned on, so I'm
| assuming that it doesn't really have all the admin rights, correct?
| I'll have to get admin password, or should I just turn UAC off?

Is this YOUR computer ?

You can turn-off UAC until a fix has been implemented.

Another think toi check if you have access permissions on the Registry keys.

For example; HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk

Run Regedit

Traverse to; HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk

Right-Click on .lnk
Choose; Permissions

If your ad adminstrator of the PC then you are in the "Administrators"
group.
Highlight; Administrators (MACHINE_NAME\Administrators)

See if you have modification rights as in the below graphic
http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk/other/registry.jpg


--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

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Old February 22nd 12, 06:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
Mike[_36_]
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Posts: 25
Default Desktop shortcuts opening in Word...

On Feb 22, 9:45*am, "David H. Lipman"
wrote:
From: "Mike"

| On Feb 21, 1:30 pm, "David H. Lipman" | wrote:
From: "Mike"


| On Feb 21, 8:21 am, "David H. Lipman" |
wrote: From: "Mike"

| *Just recently, URL shortcuts on my desktop will open in Word, rather
| than opening the link in IE.
|
| I looked at default programs & .url is set to open with Internet
| Browser. I've also tried the KB article,http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505,

| but no help.
|
| If I go to the shortcut through favorites, it opens ok & have deleted
| shortcuts & sent new ones to desktop, but they still behave the
| same...
|
| Any other suggestions?

LNK files have been assoicited to Winword.exe, they have to fixed to be
considered executable.http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm


http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/linkfile_fix.zip


--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning
Tool -http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.ukhttp://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/3...


| Ok, gave that a try & got the following message:
|
| Cannot import C:\...\linkfile_fix.reg: Not all data was successfully
| written to the registry. SOme keys are open by the system or other
| processes.
|
| Another thing I found odd is computer wanted to save this as a WIndows
| Media File type & the only other optiuon in drop down menu was all
| files.
| Windows media player would open when trying to open it. I had to DL
| winrar to get it to unzip.
| I'm thinking a few different file associations are whacked!
| BTW, thanks for the reply - I've had this on the technet forums for a
| couple of days & have got a lotta looks, but 0 replies!



Are you an adminstrator or have administrative rights on this PC ?


It sounds like multiple file associations exist.


What happens if you logon to a different account on this computer. *Do
you
have the same association problems ?


|
| The user account I am using is an Admin, but UAC is turned on, so I'm
| assuming that it doesn't really have all the admin rights, correct?
| I'll have to get admin password, or should I just turn UAC off?

Is this YOUR computer ?

You can turn-off UAC until a fix has been implemented.

Another think toi check if you have access permissions on the Registry keys.

For example; *HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk

Run Regedit

Traverse to; *HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk

Right-Click on .lnk
Choose; *Permissions

If your ad adminstrator of the PC then you are in the "Administrators"
group.
Highlight; *Administrators (MACHINE_NAME\Administrators)

See if you have modification rights as in the below graphichttp://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk/other/registry.jpg

--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool -http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.ukhttp://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


Actually, its a friends computer who has 0 computer knowledge.
I did log in as Admin & everything does work fine, though.
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Old February 22nd 12, 08:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general
David H. Lipman
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Posts: 474
Default Desktop shortcuts opening in Word...

From: "Mike"

| On Feb 22, 9:45 am, "David H. Lipman"
| wrote:
From: "Mike"

| On Feb 21, 1:30 pm, "David H. Lipman" |
wrote:
From: "Mike"


| On Feb 21, 8:21 am, "David H. Lipman" |
wrote: From: "Mike"

| Just recently, URL shortcuts on my desktop will open in Word,
rather
| than opening the link in IE.
|
| I looked at default programs & .url is set to open with Internet
| Browser. I've also tried the KB
article,http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505,

| but no help.
|
| If I go to the shortcut through favorites, it opens ok & have
deleted
| shortcuts & sent new ones to desktop, but they still behave the
| same...
|
| Any other suggestions?

LNK files have been assoicited to Winword.exe, they have to fixed to
be
considered executable.http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm


http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/linkfile_fix.zip


--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning
Tool -http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.ukhttp://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/3...


| Ok, gave that a try & got the following message:
|
| Cannot import C:\...\linkfile_fix.reg: Not all data was successfully
| written to the registry. SOme keys are open by the system or other
| processes.
|
| Another thing I found odd is computer wanted to save this as a WIndows
| Media File type & the only other optiuon in drop down menu was all
| files.
| Windows media player would open when trying to open it. I had to DL
| winrar to get it to unzip.
| I'm thinking a few different file associations are whacked!
| BTW, thanks for the reply - I've had this on the technet forums for a
| couple of days & have got a lotta looks, but 0 replies!

Are you an adminstrator or have administrative rights on this PC ?


It sounds like multiple file associations exist.


What happens if you logon to a different account on this computer. Do
you
have the same association problems ?


| The user account I am using is an Admin, but UAC is turned on, so I'm
| assuming that it doesn't really have all the admin rights, correct?
| I'll have to get admin password, or should I just turn UAC off?

Is this YOUR computer ?

You can turn-off UAC until a fix has been implemented.

Another think toi check if you have access permissions on the Registry
keys.

For example; HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk

Run Regedit

Traverse to; HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk

Right-Click on .lnk
Choose; Permissions

If your ad adminstrator of the PC then you are in the "Administrators"
group.
Highlight; Administrators (MACHINE_NAME\Administrators)

See if you have modification rights as in the below
graphichttp://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk/other/registry.jpg


|
| Actually, its a friends computer who has 0 computer knowledge.
| I did log in as Admin & everything does work fine, though.

Are saying you logged in with an alternate, Admin , account and all is OK ?

If Yes, that points squarely at this being only affecting the user account.

My suggestion would be to create a new accooount and trasfer all data frpm
gthe old account to thye new account such that while using the new account
all associations will eb correct.

--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

 




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