Desktop shortcuts no longer work Solved

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  1.    30 Jun 2018 #11

    If there are no error messages when double-clicking a shortcut, try right-clicking one and see which option is in bold text.

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  2.    30 Jun 2018 #12

    "Open" is the only highlighted option on any of them.
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  3.    30 Jun 2018 #13

    You might try switching the default browser to something else, like Edge, then switch it back. Try one of the shortcuts on Edge before you switch it back.

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  4.    30 Jun 2018 #14

    Didn't work any differently.

    No-one else I know is having this problem..............even though my IT man said it was a major problem for many. Recently was having I/O error problems and he blamed it on my 2 Tb hard drive. He bought and installed a new one and all was well until this access problem happened. Now tonight, every time I try and get on the new hard drive I get the I/O error problem. Needless to say, I"m not a happy puppy!!!!!
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  5.    01 Jul 2018 #15

    davidhk said: View Post
    Don't sell yourself short.
    The tutorial is really simple.
    Go to Option One > click the Download blue button > Save As > save it to your desktop > exit.
    At your desktop, RIGHT click at that bat file saved at desktop > click Open > tap on any key to start the process > when done, you will be asked if you want to restart or not > type y as in yes, n as in no. (For good measure, type y to restart. I never have to.)
    That's it.
    Now try your desktop shortcuts.
    Forgot to tell you, David...............followed your instructions and nothing had changed. Still have the problem.
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  6.    02 Jul 2018 #16

    Still having the problem. Can't access my shortcuts on the desktop. With some sites, I can change the http: to https: and get through, but only about a third or less of the sites on my desktop. Nobody seems to know what's happening. My IT guy says a lot of people are having the problem and many more will in the near future. I'm beginning NOT to believe him! I need access to the sites!
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  7.    02 Jul 2018 #17

    Try creating new shortcuts. Find the appropriate page without using the existing shortcut and create a new one.

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  8.    02 Jul 2018 #18

    Tried that. Worked on a couple..................but none of the others. Perplexing problem. Example of my frustration: I can click on my Fox News link. The site comes up. But I can't gain access to any of the stories. Fox Insider won't even come up! The Blaze works perfectly. None of my forums work. I can get to the home pages of a couple by changing the http: to https:, but then I can't get from the home page to the individual forums or threads.
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  9.    02 Jul 2018 #19

    Possible that Firefox is trying to access invalid or unusable data from cookies or a cache. I use Firefox, but I use bookmarks, not shortcuts. When I click a link to an insecure website, Firefox blocks it until I specifically allow it. Firefox Quantum 61.0 32 bit. I would be interested in knowing if you get any error messages or if the pages just fail to load.

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  10.    02 Jul 2018 #20

    Usually I just can't access a site. On the rare occasions I get a pop-up message it's something to the effec the website is insecure or hasn't put into effect the latest security measures....................hence my reference to Google holding websites "hostage" until they pay the $110 fee for the security certificate like my IT man had to for his website.
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