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Windows 7: lost shortcuts

15 Jun 2012   #1

windows 7
lost shortcuts

Morning. i have just installed google chrome (or thought i had ) but it didn't look right.
so i uninstalled it .and thought i would try again.when i went back to my desktop and clicked on the shortcut for google ,i get this message.
unable to open this internet shortcut the protocol HTTP dos'e not have a registered program this also comes up with other shortcuts .i don't know if this is because of the google install.or just coincidence. can anyone help.

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15 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Longshanks,

Is this with only internet website shortcuts?

If so, then you could use the tutorial below to set your web browser (ex: Internet Explorer or Chrome) to be the default program for all it's associations to have the shortcuts open with that browser afterwards.

Hope this helps,
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16 Jun 2012   #3

windows 7

Thanks both of you uninstalled crome then reinstalled it. ticked the box make I/e
my home page ,all back to normal.
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16 Jun 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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