I have all sorts of shortcuts on my desktop - this site, eBay, QXL Google etc. For some reason the shortcut to Google has stopped working. I have deleted the existing shortcut and created a new one by right clicking on Google in my favourites and sending to my desktop, but it still doesn't work. All the existing shortcuts continue to work normally. I just can't understand this, does anyone have any ideas? I have recently upgraded to XP Professional, is this relevant?
Try this - I use XP professional and I`ve just done this one.
Forget about your current Favourites shortcut. If this works delete it and re-instate it later.
On your desktop right click and select New > shortcut. A wizard appears asking you to type the location of the item. Type google`s address using .co .uk (No need to put in http// - XP recognises anything with www. as requiring the prefix and puts it in automatically)
Then type a name for the shortcut and click finish. It should now work OK.
I followed your instructions and it works a treat. Many thanks for your help, I was beginning to think I was going mad! Will tick as resolved as it will probably help a few people in the future. Thanks again.
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