Application not found cannot create shortcut

March 2017


When I want to save a web page as a shortcut on my computer I get an icon on my desktop but when I try to open it it tells me the 'Application cannot be found'.

I have always been able to this OK but I was messing about on my computer last week and cannot do it now.

I can create a shortcut from my documents to the desktop but cannot create a web page shortcut. Hope someone can work out what I have done.


I too had same problem.
To solve the problem:
  • 1. Right click on "internet explorer" icon on your desktop.
  • 2. Click on "properties" located at most bottom.
  • 3. Click on "Programs"
  • 4. Click on "Make default" and also click on small box "tell me...."
  • 5. Click on "Apply" at the bottom of window
  • 6. Click on "OK"

And you are all set; Hope this will work for you!


Thanks to Benny for this tip on the forum.


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