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Windows 7: Unable to open website shortcuts on desktop

27 May 2012   #1

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Unable to open website shortcuts on desktop

When I attempt to open a website shortcut on my desktop i receive a message.."this protocol HTTP does not have a registered program...install program..or create an association in Default Control Panel"...How do I do this? I cannot find HTTP in the default programs.


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27 May 2012   #2

 

The default program for HTTP should be a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc).

Try the following links:
Associate http protocol with IE8 instead of Firefox - Microsoft Answers
[SOLVED] Fix default protocol (http…) association in WIndows « RussenReaktor's Weblog

Good luck.
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27 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Associate Protocols

Try this:
  • Go to the "Start Menu".
  • Click on "Default Programs".
  • Click on "Associate a file type or protocol with a program".
  • Scroll to the "Protocols" section (bottom of the list).
Unable to open website shortcuts on desktop-associate-protocols.jpg


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27 May 2012   #4

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
The default program for HTTP should be a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc).

Try the following links:
Associate http protocol with IE8 instead of Firefox - Microsoft Answers
[SOLVED] Fix default protocol (http…) association in WIndows « RussenReaktor's Weblog

Good luck.
Thanks, I just answered my own question...I hadn't scrolled down far enough in the default programs to find the HTTP protocol. Have associated IE9 and all is well...
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