Broken address toolbar and broken run dialog

Broken address toolbar and broken run dialog

Post by Daniel Bon » Tue, 12 Aug 2003 10:13:24


In Windows, I am displaying the "address" toolbar. When I
type a web address in the address toolbar and click GO, I
get the message: "This file does not have a program
associated with it for performing this action. Create an
association in the Folder Options control panel."

The run dialog has the same problem as the address toolbar.
Just for reference, the address bar in IE works correctly.
It is the Windows toolbar that is broken. I wasn't sure to
which newsgroup I should post this. -- this is 2nd post --

My problem is described exactly in KB article 308089. The
solution proposed there does not work. Furthermore, their
proposed solution does not seem very well thought out; for
example--what if I am using the classic start menu?
Anyway, no big deal.

I don't think the error message is on target. What file
type would I make an association for? I am familiar with
using Folder Options for making tweaks to file
associations. (Not something I mess with a lot.)

I am using Windows XP Pro, IE version 6 with SP1, all the
latest patches and service packs. I have no other browsers
installed on the system (and never have). Looks like it is
impossible to un-install Internet Explorer and reinstall.