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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject:  Firefox Issue Reply with quote

Whenever I try to open a site, I get a Windows error message stating that

"Windows cannot find 'http:/www.google.com/'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search."

This happens on every link I have saved to my Desktop. This is also happening on another computer.

Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

By chance did you have Google chrome installed? Or any other browser?
Did you recently uninstall a browser?

If so, check the default browser settings.


I have had this happen before, and changing the default browser fixed it for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Basshead89 wrote:
By chance did you have Google chrome installed? Or any other browser?
Did you recently uninstall a browser?

If so, check the default browser settings.


I have had this happen before, and changing the default browser fixed it for me.


Never used Chrome, IE is also installed. I searched a bit online and tried the fixed, no change. I uninstalled FF and reinstalled, still happens. Running XP in all my systems.

It stopped doing it on my shop computer, will try my other PC when I get back inside

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You are missing a / in the http://

Is firefox already open at the time? Sometimes it needs to be open already for those to work.

Also, an extension can cause issues. Try deleting some extensions, or seeing if any have upgrades that need to be done.

What OS?

In Windows XP and Windows 2000:

Open Windows Explorer (or My Computer).
Go to Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types
Select Extension: "(NONE)" File Type: "URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol"
Click "Advanced". In the "Edit File Type" window, select "open" and click "Edit"
Uncheck "Use DDE" (the dialog should then hide the lower part).
Click OK for that dialog and the next one (afterwards, the "Use DDE" box is still checked but the "DDE Message" box will be cleared)
Repeat for Extension: "(NONE)" File Type: "URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy" (and any other protocols you want to fix)
Repeat for Extension: "(NONE)" File Type: "Firefox URL"
Repeat for Extension: "HTM" (or "HTML") File Type: "Firefox Document"

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

chibiblacksheep wrote:
You are missing a / in the http://

Is firefox already open at the time? Sometimes it needs to be open already for those to work.

Also, an extension can cause issues. Try deleting some extensions, or seeing if any have upgrades that need to be done.

What OS?

In Windows XP and Windows 2000:

Open Windows Explorer (or My Computer).
Go to Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types
Select Extension: "(NONE)" File Type: "URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol"
Click "Advanced". In the "Edit File Type" window, select "open" and click "Edit"
Uncheck "Use DDE" (the dialog should then hide the lower part).
Click OK for that dialog and the next one (afterwards, the "Use DDE" box is still checked but the "DDE Message" box will be cleared)
Repeat for Extension: "(NONE)" File Type: "URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy" (and any other protocols you want to fix)
Repeat for Extension: "(NONE)" File Type: "Firefox URL"
Repeat for Extension: "HTM" (or "HTML") File Type: "Firefox Document"


Firefox isnt open at the time I click the icon, but it never has been before. Just started happening.

I did the stuff you have listed above, no change.

Running XP on all my stuff.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject:  Re: Firefox Issue Reply with quote

Pitch Black SS wrote:
Whenever I try to open a site, I get a Windows error message stating that

"Windows cannot find 'http:/www.google.com/'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search."

This happens on every link I have saved to my Desktop. This is also happening on another computer.

Any thoughts?


If it's happening to all links/files saved to your desktop, it might be a desktop issue in Windows.

Perhaps this will help.

http://support.microsoft.com/m.....dows/en-us

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

chibiblacksheep wrote:
You are missing a / in the http://

Is firefox already open at the time? Sometimes it needs to be open already for those to work.

Also, an extension can cause issues. Try deleting some extensions, or seeing if any have upgrades that need to be done.

What OS?

In Windows XP and Windows 2000:

Open Windows Explorer (or My Computer).
Go to Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types
Select Extension: "(NONE)" File Type: "URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol"
Click "Advanced". In the "Edit File Type" window, select "open" and click "Edit"
Uncheck "Use DDE" (the dialog should then hide the lower part).
Click OK for that dialog and the next one (afterwards, the "Use DDE" box is still checked but the "DDE Message" box will be cleared)
Repeat for Extension: "(NONE)" File Type: "URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy" (and any other protocols you want to fix)
Repeat for Extension: "(NONE)" File Type: "Firefox URL"
Repeat for Extension: "HTM" (or "HTML") File Type: "Firefox Document"


found a variant of this and it worked. Instead of "unchecking DDE" you simply cleared the DDE Message Box. Dont know what it does, but it worked!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Glad you were able to get it fixed!

DDE is old technology that newer items have their own form of data exchange, and it is good to not let windows handle it sometimes.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

well, that fix didt last long, and even after a Windows reinstall it started happening again.

But I did figure out what was causing it, just dont know how to fix it.

FBPurity (used to clean up facebook) extension for FF was causing the issue, disabling the add-on stopped the issue from happening. All fine and good, but I wish I could find a way for it to work again, FBPurity made facebook so much better.

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