Double click creates a shortcut instead of opening (II)

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Guest, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm having the same problem mentioned in this posting:"&rnum=1&hl=en#889d4364a7930ea4

    I'm reposting because there was no solution posted. I have a few more

    IE7 on WXP

    Context menu for IE icon is missing the first two selections (Open Home
    Page, Start Without Add-ons), the next one is Create Shortcut, thus, this is
    why when double clicking it, it creates a shortcut, that's default action
    because that's the first in the list.

    Uninstalling/Reinstalling doesn't work.

    Not profile dependant

    Uninstalling down to IE6 does work, but that's not a solution

    Also receive "The specified procedure could not be found" when putting in an
    address to the bar in Windows Explorer. It should call IE7 and pass the
    address, but it doesn't.

    Receive "the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect"
    if an Http address is passed at the run line. Similar to postings on
    clicking start/Run and it creating a shortcut instead of opening the dialog
    box, I don't think there was a solution for that either.

    Searched the registry to try to find where context menu items are defined,
    "open home page" and "start without add-ons" were not found.

    There is no "repair install" for IE7 that I can see, just reinstalling
    (which involves uninstalling)

    I had the beta of IE7 on this machine prior to having IE7 final.
    Guest, Apr 14, 2007
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    PA Bear Guest

    Since the problem does not persist in IE6, you, too, may have a or another
    horked install of IE7. I suggest reading the following link...

    ....and then uninstalling and reinstalling IE7 per Sandi's tips, and using as the installation source,
    not Automatic/Windows Update.

    Also see:

    IEBlog : IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications
    PA Bear, Apr 14, 2007
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    Ayush Guest

    Ayush, Apr 14, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Guest, Apr 20, 2007
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    Ayush Guest

    [-]s message :
    You are welcome.

    Good Luck, Ayush.
    Ayush, Apr 21, 2007
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    Jason Rain Guest

    I guess if this is the only problem on the PC you could just import the REG file in the link above, but if you have other problems too you could just run Reimage:

    Fixes this error and many others as well - corrupt registry hives, etc.

    Jason Rain, Oct 19, 2008
  7. Original thread:

    Subject: Double click creates a shortcut instead of opening (II)
    Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 19:27:05 -0400

    I can't figure out if these dimenoc posters are deliberately
    seeking out obsolete threads and renaming them, intending to be
    sincerely helpful or just being provocative and calling attention
    to their service.

    BTW more specific solutions to this symptom were given
    after this thread was started.

    (Communities Alt-7 search of this newsgroup for
    desktop shortcut double click MVP


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Oct 19, 2008
  8. [NNTP-Posting-Host: strikes again]
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 19, 2008
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