How come when I click on a desktop shortcut to a webpage I get an error saying “Application not found”?

by on March 2, 2010

Q: I make a shortcut on IE8 and/or Firefox for any web page. When I click on the desktop icon I get an error message that says “Application not found”. Why is this?


3 Responses to “How come when I click on a desktop shortcut to a webpage I get an error saying “Application not found”?”
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    How are you creating the shortcut? It sounds like your computer doesn’t know how to handle the shortcuts that you create on your desktop.

     
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    This should take care of the problem, let me know if you’re still having an issue:

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fix-for-application-not-found-error-when-opening-an-url/

     
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      Thanks Mark. That did the trick.