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I am not able to copy bookmarks to desktop. This started a few days ago.

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I ran Spybot and Adaware. I cleaned my computer and it seems to be working better. I installed Adblock and I am not getting ads which is really nice. I noticed that my bookmarks on my desktop will not work now. Also, if I try to drag the block or circle to the desktop, it will not work. I have reset Firefox, started in safe mode without AdBlock. Nothing seems to work. Any ideas? Thanks a bunch.

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Fred:

You probably were thinking this was a no win situation, and I would tend to agree with you, except when I have problems, I do not give up until they are solved. I have learned an incredible amount about the window registry, Firefox, add-ons, lnk files, desktop shortcuts and what should be there.

I finally stumbled on something. Uninstall IE8. I still run XP (not say anything, I like it but know I must upgrade). Could not remove it as I have SP3. Found a work around, and voila. I got the courage to put in the run box and I will be darned... I am back to IE 6. And... I can once again drag and drop bookmarks onto the desktop.

When problems occur, it can be a great teacher if one is willing. Thank you for all the information you gave me. Just an FYI in the future, if someone has this problem and is using Firefox and doesn't care about IE, uninstall the current version. It will roll IE back to the last version and in the process, fix all the registry problems.

This problem is solved....!!!!

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Mouse to one of the web link shortcuts. Right click and select Properties

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You can see my properties look a lot different than yours. This was from an icon I pasted to the desktop.

Did you read my last 3 posts?

Janis

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Your property is coming up as a URL. Mine is coming up as an internet shortcut. There is no file association with internet shortcut.

How do I change this file association so that I come up with a URL instead of an internet shortcut?

Janis

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Open your NotePad program thru the Windows Start menu. Once it is open, press <Control> O to open a file. Go to the folder that has the bad shortcuts, and select one of them. Now look at my picture. That is the link location.

As to not able to save links to your desktop, for now, use a Word program make a *.docx file to store them.

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Fred: With all due respect, I have been banging my head against a wall for days over this. I have come to the point where I understand what the problem is. I gave you screen shots above. Right click properties, and there is one 1 tab there. The Web Document tab is missing. I have been reading about this in the last few hours. Others have had this happen as well. This is key to the problem of dragging from bookmarks to desktop.

How this disappeared I have not a clue but others have had this happen.

How do I fix that? I do not want a bandaid, I want to fix this permanently. I need to find out WHY the web document is not showing up and how to fix it.

Can we do that?

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Try these links;

http://support2.microsoft.com/fixit/ Microsoft Fix it Solution Center

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/system_maintenance_for_windows/ Automatically diagnose and repair problems with broken or not working desktop shortcuts

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Fred:

You probably were thinking this was a no win situation, and I would tend to agree with you, except when I have problems, I do not give up until they are solved. I have learned an incredible amount about the window registry, Firefox, add-ons, lnk files, desktop shortcuts and what should be there.

I finally stumbled on something. Uninstall IE8. I still run XP (not say anything, I like it but know I must upgrade). Could not remove it as I have SP3. Found a work around, and voila. I got the courage to put in the run box and I will be darned... I am back to IE 6. And... I can once again drag and drop bookmarks onto the desktop.

When problems occur, it can be a great teacher if one is willing. Thank you for all the information you gave me. Just an FYI in the future, if someone has this problem and is using Firefox and doesn't care about IE, uninstall the current version. It will roll IE back to the last version and in the process, fix all the registry problems.

This problem is solved....!!!!

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Great to hear, good work.

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