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    IE shortcuts open with only text referenc (IE6.0.280 W2k)

    Hello all.

    When I click a short cut on my desk to to a web page.. It opens IER6 but does not go to the web page. Rather it shows the shortcut text reference as
    <hr>[DEFAULT]
    BASEURL=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/wwwthreads.pl?Cat=
    [InternetShortcut]
    URL=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/wwwthreads.pl?Cat=
    Modified=80D3078D2301C401D0

    <hr>

    In Outlook Express clicking on a web page link opens nothing.

    It seems I have some screw loose...

    Any thoughts......How do I fix this?

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    Re: IE shortcuts open with only text referenc (IE6.0.280 W2k)

    Looks like a messed up file association. Run the attached program for "url" and post your results.
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    Re: IE shortcuts open with only text referenc (IE6.0.280 W2k)

    Thank you for your reply

    Folowing is the result to your instructions

    Regards.
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    <hr>File Extension Details
    The File Type is: ft000002

    The File Type Name is:
    The Default Command is: Open (default)
    The Default Command Path is:
    The Default Icon is:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The MIME Content Type is:
    The MIME Extension is:
    The MIME CLSID value is:
    The MIME CLSID Name is:
    The MIME CLSID ProgID is:
    The MIME CLSID InProcServer32 is:
    The MIME CLSID LocalServer32 is:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The File Type EditFlags are: ( no value )
    The File Type CLSID is:
    The File Type CLSID ProgID is:
    The File Type CLSID LocalServer32 is:
    The File Type CLSID InProcServer32 is:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    If you were not prompted for a file extension or there is no text above, then your security settings might be blocking the script.
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    Re: IE shortcuts open with only text referenc (IE6.0.280 W2k)

    You have a messed up URL registry entry. The FileType should be "InternetShortcut" -- not "ft000002".

    There are usually some Shell Extension entries there are well. For example, my URL key looks like this:


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.URL]
    @="InternetShortcut"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.URLShellEx]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.URLShellEx{000214EE-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{FBF23B40-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.URLShellEx{000214F9-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{FBF23B40-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.URLShellEx{FBF23B80-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}]
    @="{FBF23B40-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.URLShellEx{CABB0DA0-DA57-11CF-9974-0020AFD79762}]
    @="{FBF23B40-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.URLShellEx{00021500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{FBF23B40-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.URLShellEx{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
    @="{EAB841A0-9550-11cf-8C16-00805F1408F3}"
    ___________________

    Hopefully only the (Default) line was changed for your URL entry -- otherwise the ShellEx entries may be lost. Open regedit, drill down to and select HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.url. Export that to your Desktop, zip it up, and attach it here.

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    Re: IE shortcuts open with only text referenc (IE6.0.280 W2k)

    thank you

    here is the registry file

    Regards

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    Re: IE shortcuts open with only text referenc (IE6.0.280 W2k)

    Ugh. There are no Shell Extension (Shellex) entries -- only the default line is there. Well, for now just change the (Default) value to say "Internet Shortcut". That will fix the basic association. Then, let me try to figure out what other entries might be helpful.

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    Re: IE shortcuts open with only text referenc (IE6.0.280 W2k)

    Followed your directions as best as I know how... Double clicking on an internet shortcut produces the same result as before (which is that IE6 opens and diplays text refering to the details of the link info)the new result from your vb script is
    <hr>File Extension Details
    The File Type is: Internet Shortcut

    The File Type Name is:
    The Default Command is: Open (default)
    The Default Command Path is:
    The Default Icon is:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The MIME Content Type is:
    The MIME Extension is:
    The MIME CLSID value is:
    The MIME CLSID Name is:
    The MIME CLSID ProgID is:
    The MIME CLSID InProcServer32 is:
    The MIME CLSID LocalServer32 is:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The File Type EditFlags are: ( no value )
    The File Type CLSID is:
    The File Type CLSID ProgID is:
    The File Type CLSID LocalServer32 is:
    The File Type CLSID InProcServer32 is<hr>

    Attached is the new registry file



    Thanks

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    Re: IE shortcuts open with only text referenc (IE6.0.280 W2k)

    Oops. Typo on my part. Make that "InternetShortcut" -- no space.
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    Re: IE shortcuts open with only text referenc (IE6.0.280 W2k)

    modified registry to exclude space. Now double clicking internet shortcut produces the following pop p form.. see attchd

    Regards

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    Re: IE shortcuts open with only text referenc (IE6.0.280 W2k)

    Your going to have to restore the entire key. I checked into most of those entries and they all look pretty benign:

    {000214EE-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
    IShellLinkA
    Links to PSFactory Buffer and ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library

    {000214F9-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
    IShellLinkW
    Links to PSFactory Buffer and ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library

    {BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}
    IExtractImage
    Links to PSFactory Buffer and ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library

    {FBF23B80-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}
    Links back to URL

    {CABB0DA0-DA57-11CF-9974-0020AFD79762}
    Links back to URL

    {00021500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
    Links back to URL

    I attached the URL file from my XP computer -- try to Merge that into your registry and then try again.

    Also, what happens when you "Open" the url from that box? Does IE open the page?
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    Re: IE shortcuts open with only text referenc (IE6.0.280 W2k)

    I guess I lost you. Does the Open button work?

    The fact that you are seeing the "Download Dialog Box' implies that there my be a problem with your "InternetShortcut" registry key as well. The EditFlags may be set up to dislplay that dialog box -- something that is not desirable. I could tell for sure if you re-ran my ExtAssoc file after modifying the (Default) value to "InternetShortcut" -- and posting the results here. Regardless, I have attached my "InternetShortcut" registry key from my WinXP box. You may need to Merge that into your registry also to further repair the association.

    Lastly, what caused the problem in the first place?? You should likely be looking for some virus or other malware that mucked your association up to begin with....
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