Friday, April 08, 2005

Internet Explorer Favorites or Shortcuts Not Working?

Recently I've had several Windows XP computers that all of the sudden have their Internet Explorer Favorites or their Internet Shortcuts stop working. You see all of the Favorites however when you click on them IE does nothing.

Try this out if this is what you are seeing:

Open Registry Editor and navigate to:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShor­tcut
Backup this key and save as REG file.
Now delete 'InternetShortcut' key.
Open Internet Explorer, Tools, Internet Options, Programs
Choose "Reset Web Settings"
The URL association should be rebuilt now.

I don't know as of yet if this is just coincidence or scumware or what but the above has worked for me.