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In trouble with Icons
charles - 13-2-2015 at 14:01

When I click on any icon on the desktop I get this message,

Unable to open shortcut, the protocol https does not have a registered programme

What can I do now ??z,


John_Little - 13-2-2015 at 14:08

Well, googling it seems its a web browser thing:

Quote:
When you double-click a internet shortcut (.URL) file or click on a hyperlink in your mail client, you may encounter the error Unable to open this Internet Shortcut. The protocol "http" does not have a registered program. This is akin to saying "hey! you haven’t configured a web browser as the default". Now you know where to look for the solution… the "Default Programs" applet.



The tampered http protocol association settings can be repaired using these steps:

1. Click Start, select Default Programs

2. Select your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) from the list

3. Click Set this program as default

4. Click OK

If that doesn’t do it, follow these steps:

5. Click Set program access and computer defaults

6. Click Custom, and select your web browser

7. Click OK.

This resets the default web browser, thereby fixing the http and other protocol association settings automatically.


charles - 13-2-2015 at 15:25

Quote:
Originally posted by John_Little
Well, googling it seems its a web browser thing:

Quote:
When you double-click a internet shortcut (.URL) file or click on a hyperlink in your mail client, you may encounter the error Unable to open this Internet Shortcut. The protocol "http" does not have a registered program. This is akin to saying "hey! you haven’t configured a web browser as the default". Now you know where to look for the solution… the "Default Programs" applet.



The tampered http protocol association settings can be repaired using these steps:

1. Click Start, select Default Programs

2. Select your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) from the list

3. Click Set this program as default

4. Click OK

If that doesn’t do it, follow these steps:

5. Click Set program access and computer defaults

6. Click Custom, and select your web browser

7. Click OK.

This resets the default web browser, thereby fixing the http and other protocol association settings automatically.



Thanks John,you are a genius, all working now.


John_Little - 13-2-2015 at 18:54

Don't thank me, thank............

.............Google

But good to hear it. Don't know how it happened, though.


charles - 13-2-2015 at 19:32

Quote:
Originally posted by John_Little
Don't thank me, thank............

.............Google

But good to hear it. Don't know how it happened, though.



My google did not work as I said when I clicked the icon....waveysmileywaveysmiley


John_Little - 14-2-2015 at 11:49

Ah.........................