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Old 05-21-2009, 09:30 AM   #1
 
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Was on website "Vonage" and created a shortcut on my desktop. When attempting to open I receive message as follows: Titled "https://www.vonage.com/
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the folder options control panel.

I have attempted every option to no avail. Please help, Thanks
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:38 AM   #2
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What browser are you using?
What extention does the shortcut have?
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https://www.vonage.com/

no shortcut key
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:12 AM   #4
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https://www.vonage.com/

no shortcut key
That is a link, not a shortcut. The shortcut is the icon that show up on the desktop. it would show up looking like this on your desktop:




Why don't you just bookmark it instead of making a shortcut?
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I understand your question in the past I've been able to put shortcts to websites on my desktop to save steps on frequently visited sites. I would like to continue this option. I guess I'm really asking how do I do that? pehaps I just didn't create the shortcut correctly? attached is screenshot of desktop and properties of Icon. thanks for your prompt replys.
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If you click on your shortcut and it needs to be associated with a program, you can Right click the Shortcut and choose "Open With.." "Select the Program from the List" and choose Internet Explorer, make sure "Always use the selected file to open this program" is checked. If Internet Explorer isn't in the list then Browse to C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Internet Explorer.exe.
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Thanks spike problem is when I right click I do not get option "open with" only get option "open" Pretty sure I've messed this up somehow and I hate wasting you folks time. Is there a way of creating a shortut on the desktop to a web site? I have the web address.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:07 AM   #8
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How are you creating the shortcut?
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I'm not sure how I did it starting to get confused, sorry if you could just list steps I'll leave you guys alone. Thanks again
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Lorjack and Spike2me I appreciate all your patience and assistance. Unfortunatly I have to leave my computer now for a couple of hours and will be unable to respond to your replys. I will check in as soon as I return. Really appreciate your help.
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The way to create shortcuts on the desktop is the drag the icon to the left of the URL on the URL bar onto the desktop.
Anyway you could try fixing the file associations:
https://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
Get the one for url files. If that doesn't work, get the fix for lnk files.
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Right click choose Open, and browse to Internet Explorer
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BLAH789 tried all url,lnk, no luck, also tried com and a couple of others. Did drag Icon from address bar still no luck even after rebooting .Spike once I click open I get the message about folder options.
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When you click it or Right click and choose Open you get the message "Cannot Open this File" "What do you want to do?" Click "Select a Program from a List" Choose "Internet Explorer" if IE is not in the list click the Browse button, browse to \Program Files\Internet Explorer\Internet Explorer.exe Be sure to check "Always use this program to open this type of file"
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I don't suppose that this works with other sites, right? Download a different browser like Firefox and see if you can make a shortcut with it.
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spike I guess I'm not very good at explaining...When I attempt to open (or execute) I click once makes no difference right or left I never get the option to go any where else..NO choices other the open if I right click then it goes to message or the message if I left click...Thats it, NADA
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Lorjack makes no difference tried other sites same problem getting tired now wil try again in the morning thanks, Gnite
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