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Unread 29-08-2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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Help:Internet Shortcuts missing URL property & IE7 can not save pa

In Vista Ultimate, with Internet Explorer 7, when I drag and drop an URL from
the address bar (e.g. the place where you type in URLs to navigate to), to
the desktop or any folder, it results in a pure white icon (with the shortcut
arrow).

If you double click the icon it gives you a message saying "The target ""
of this Internet Shortcut is not valid. Go to the Internet Shortcut proerty
sheet and make sure the target is correct." (Which obviously its not).

If you right click on the icon, and choose properties, then you will see
under the "Details" tab a blank URL for the property.

Another symptom of the problem I am having is that if I save a web page as a
htm, html, or mht file it then says it can not save the web page because one
of the files is missing.

Obviously something is broken. I tried using the Vista DVD to upgrade my
current installation hoping that action would find somehow to fix it - but it
did not. I have a feeling either some .dll is not registered - or that
something in the registry is wrong. I searched through many pages on the net
suggesting that I regsvr32 urlmon.dll, ieframe.dll (doesn't register),
mshtml.dll, oleaut32.dll, and some others and I did such and it did not fix
this problem. I checked the registry for the .url link and obviously that is
correct.

The problem is not the action that happens when you double click the icon -
as if you type in a URL property into the details of an existing Internet
Shortcut (that has a blank URL in properties), or had a previously saved icon
that was working, it opens fine within IE. Favorties still save find and
work when you navigate to the page.

Somehow the information that is in the address bar isn't being put into the
URL property when I drag and drop the Internet Shortcut. Also when saving,
it apparently can't find the file. I assume (and it may be completely wrong)
that it can't find the file because the address of where it is suppose to get
the file from to save is missing.

I have no idea how to fix this - any help would be very much appreciated.
This is the third time this happened with Vista. The first time I
reinstalled Vista, the second time I found a page on the web which seemed to
tell me how to fix it (but I can not find it again), and the third time is
where I am at now. I really do not feel like reinstalling all of Vista and
every application again. Please help.
 
Unread 29-08-2007, 01:12 AM   #2
mbenson
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Re: Help:Internet Shortcuts missing URL property & IE7 can not sav

I did all of these - even booted into safe mode - same issue.

Michael

"Don Varnau" wrote:

> Hi,
> This might be caused by a browser add-on or a third-party program that's not
> listed in add-ons.
>
> Go to IE> Tools> Manage add-ons. Disable all add-ons. See if the problem
> goes away. If it does, re-enable add-ons one at a time until the problem
> returns. You should close and re-open IE after enabling an add-on.
>
> If disabling add-ons doesn't help, disable other security, privacy,
> ad-blocking, appearance tweaking programs. Be sure to turn on the Windows
> Firewall from Control Panel> Windows Firewall before disabling a third-party
> firewall or security suite.
>
> Note: AntiVir has been known to damage Favorites (Internet Shortcuts,) but
> not in the exact scenario you describe.
> - - -
> Another possibility...
> Try the Reset button in Internet Options> Advanced. Note that this will
> delete stored (autocomplete) passwords. Do you have those recorded
> elsewhere?
>
> What Reset IE Settings will do...
> 923737- How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES):
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737/en-us
> - - -
> Or...
> Control Panel> Default programs> Set your default programs> (select)
> Internet Explorer> Set this program as default
>
> Hope this helps,
> Don
> [MS MVP- IE]
>
> "mbenson" <mbenson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F4A0FF75-F788-4DE0-84B6-8CD0C1DE3B67@microsoft.com...
> > In Vista Ultimate, with Internet Explorer 7, when I drag and drop an URL

> from
> > the address bar (e.g. the place where you type in URLs to navigate to), to
> > the desktop or any folder, it results in a pure white icon (with the

> shortcut
> > arrow).
> >
> > If you double click the icon it gives you a message saying "The target ""
> > of this Internet Shortcut is not valid. Go to the Internet Shortcut

> proerty
> > sheet and make sure the target is correct." (Which obviously its not).
> >
> > If you right click on the icon, and choose properties, then you will see
> > under the "Details" tab a blank URL for the property.
> >
> > Another symptom of the problem I am having is that if I save a web page as

> a
> > htm, html, or mht file it then says it can not save the web page because

> one
> > of the files is missing.
> >
> > Obviously something is broken. I tried using the Vista DVD to upgrade my
> > current installation hoping that action would find somehow to fix it - but

> it
> > did not. I have a feeling either some .dll is not registered - or that
> > something in the registry is wrong. I searched through many pages on the

> net
> > suggesting that I regsvr32 urlmon.dll, ieframe.dll (doesn't register),
> > mshtml.dll, oleaut32.dll, and some others and I did such and it did not

> fix
> > this problem. I checked the registry for the .url link and obviously that

> is
> > correct.
> >
> > The problem is not the action that happens when you double click the

> icon -
> > as if you type in a URL property into the details of an existing Internet
> > Shortcut (that has a blank URL in properties), or had a previously saved

> icon
> > that was working, it opens fine within IE. Favorties still save find and
> > work when you navigate to the page.
> >
> > Somehow the information that is in the address bar isn't being put into

> the
> > URL property when I drag and drop the Internet Shortcut. Also when

> saving,
> > it apparently can't find the file. I assume (and it may be completely

> wrong)
> > that it can't find the file because the address of where it is suppose to

> get
> > the file from to save is missing.
> >
> > I have no idea how to fix this - any help would be very much appreciated.
> > This is the third time this happened with Vista. The first time I
> > reinstalled Vista, the second time I found a page on the web which seemed

> to
> > tell me how to fix it (but I can not find it again), and the third time is
> > where I am at now. I really do not feel like reinstalling all of Vista

> and
> > every application again. Please help.

>
>

 
Unread 29-08-2007, 01:12 AM   #3
mbenson
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Re: Help:Internet Shortcuts missing URL property & IE7 can not sav

Thanks. I tried disabling and deleting every addon that was in internet
explorer. I also tried the reset all options. Same problem - No joy.

"Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:

> "mbenson" <mbenson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F4A0FF75-F788-4DE0-84B6-8CD0C1DE3B67@microsoft.com...
> > In Vista Ultimate, with Internet Explorer 7, when I drag and drop an URL from
> > the address bar (e.g. the place where you type in URLs to navigate to), to
> > the desktop or any folder, it results in a pure white icon (with the shortcut
> > arrow).
> >
> > If you double click the icon it gives you a message saying "The target ""
> > of this Internet Shortcut is not valid. Go to the Internet Shortcut proerty
> > sheet and make sure the target is correct." (Which obviously its not).
> >
> > If you right click on the icon, and choose properties, then you will see
> > under the "Details" tab a blank URL for the property.
> >
> > Another symptom of the problem I am having is that if I save a web page as a
> > htm, html, or mht file it then says it can not save the web page because one
> > of the files is missing.
> >
> > Obviously something is broken. I tried using the Vista DVD to upgrade my
> > current installation hoping that action would find somehow to fix it - but it
> > did not. I have a feeling either some .dll is not registered - or that
> > something in the registry is wrong. I searched through many pages on the net
> > suggesting that I regsvr32 urlmon.dll, ieframe.dll (doesn't register),

>
>
> ieframe.dll also has a DllInstall entry point.
> Try using this syntax to use it:
>
> regsvr32 /n /i ieframe.dll
>
>
> However, supposedly the IE7 replacement to all those regsvr32 based
> repair tricks is to use the Reset... button (aka RIES). And before that,
> if there are missing modules involved, you might have to use sfc /scannow
>
>
> Good luck
>
> Robert Aldwinckle
> ---
>
>
> > mshtml.dll, oleaut32.dll, and some others and I did such and it did not fix
> > this problem. I checked the registry for the .url link and obviously that is
> > correct.
> >
> > The problem is not the action that happens when you double click the icon -
> > as if you type in a URL property into the details of an existing Internet
> > Shortcut (that has a blank URL in properties), or had a previously saved icon
> > that was working, it opens fine within IE. Favorties still save find and
> > work when you navigate to the page.
> >
> > Somehow the information that is in the address bar isn't being put into the
> > URL property when I drag and drop the Internet Shortcut. Also when saving,
> > it apparently can't find the file. I assume (and it may be completely wrong)
> > that it can't find the file because the address of where it is suppose to get
> > the file from to save is missing.
> >
> > I have no idea how to fix this - any help would be very much appreciated.
> > This is the third time this happened with Vista. The first time I
> > reinstalled Vista, the second time I found a page on the web which seemed to
> > tell me how to fix it (but I can not find it again), and the third time is
> > where I am at now. I really do not feel like reinstalling all of Vista and
> > every application again. Please help.

>
>
>

 
 

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