February 22nd 12, 06:22 PM
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Desktop shortcuts opening in Word...
On Feb 22, 9:45*am, "David H. Lipman"
| On Feb 21, 1:30 pm, "David H. Lipman" | wrote:
| 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
| Any other suggestions?
LNK files have been assoicited to Winword.exe, they have to fixed to be
| 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
| 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
| 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
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
Traverse to; *HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk
Right-Click on .lnk
If your ad adminstrator of the PC then you are in the "Administrators"
Highlight; *Administrators (MACHINE_NAME\Administrators)
See if you have modification rights as in the below graphichttp://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk/other/registry.jpg
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.