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    "http://" prefix not triggering browser

    Hi All

    Recently my XP-SP3 PC stopped reacting to clicking on anything starting with "http://".

    I seem to remember this is similar to suffixes (.doc , .txt) in that they can 'point' to a program, but I can't remember where in windows I'd set this for "http://".

    Thanks for jogging my memory, and no, I don't remember what I did to break it!



    Will

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    I wonder if somehow you lost your file association. Check out this article from MS and see if it helps.
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    Thanks for that, but it's not a Suffix (AKA File Extension) problem (blah.doc blah.txt), its a Prefix problem (http://blah), and that MS page is just for Suffix's.

    Anyone else have an idea I can try, or knows a solution to this niggling problem?


    Thanks


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    Have you tried

    regsvr32 /i shdocvw.dll

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    Normally you do not have to use those prefix! Just write the sites name in the address field and then press Enter!

    Oskarius38

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskarius38 View Post
    Normally you do not have to use those prefix! Just write the sites name in the address field and then press Enter!

    Oskarius38
    The problem is clicking links, not typing addresses.

    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Have you tried

    regsvr32 /i shdocvw.dll

    Joe

    Or this:

    Click Start, and then click Run.
    Type regsvr32 urlmon.dll, and then click OK.

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    It IS in File Associations, I THINK:

    at the top of the list of filetypes are protocols

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