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Mozilla shortcut, which was on my desktop has gone missing!-How to recover it please?

Shortcut from my desktop, associated with Mozilla has gone missing!
Can someone advise as to the "Steps" needed to recover & place it back to Desktop?
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Re: Mozilla shortcut, which was on my desktop has gone...

Open My computer->press F3->In the search window type firefox->When you find it right-click on firefox icon and select send to desktop(create shortcut)...thats all..

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Shortcuts have locked up on my pc

Conflicting Extensions

Add-ons, also called plug-ins or extensions, are mini-applications that attach themselves to independent software and add extra capabilities to the program.

Extensions can change a browser's interface, alter the behavior of existing operations, add new functions or install in-browser support for programs like Shockwave Flash or Adobe Reader.

Because these extensions make changes to the overall operation of a browser, they can also affect the shortcut keys.

Most browsers offer an option to run the application with add-ons disabled; if the shortcut keys work when extensions are turned off, one of the add-ons is at fault.

Key Reassignments

Programs like MapKeyboard, SharpKeys and KeyTweak can reassign the functions of each key on the laptop keyboard.

If the computer is running a non standard keyboard layout, certain keys might not behave or respond normally.

For example, if the "Ctrl" key has been disabled or is set to work like "Shift," shortcut keys won't work as expected because the keyboard is no longer using its default mapping.

If the keyboard layout has been changed in the Dell laptop, the registry will contain a Scancode Map entry in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout or the language bar will show a keyboard language different from the default ("English (United States)," or "EN," for Dell laptops purchased in the U.S.).

Virus Infection

Malicious software can affect the function of peripheral components like the keyboard and mouse.

If the keyboard is exhibiting strange behavior for example, if certain keys do not respond or if keys output unexpected letters a virus is most likely the cause.

Running an anti malware software from within Safe Mode accessed by pressing "F8" on the Dell logo screen should remove any viruses interfering with keyboard response.

Browser Software

Upgrading or downgrading a browser on the PC can affect the Internet shortcut keys associated with that program, especially if the version removes a function that was once associated with a particular keyboard combination.

Alternatively, if you've switched to another browser, you might find that certain shortcuts that worked in the previous browser don't work in the new one.

For example, while "Shift-F10" opens a context menu in Internet Explorer, the same keyboard combination does nothing in Mozilla Firefox.

Hope this helps.

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How to recover shortcut files from a flash drive or memory card

Ever experienced plugging your flash drive or memory card and found that your files have been made shortcut and when you tried opening the file nothing happens? Here is one solution that can recover your files.
1. when you plug your flash drive and see the shortcut files, do not delete the files as it will take longer time to recover it. Take note of the drive that reads your flash drive. (see the highlighted text)

2. on the start menu, type cmd (command prompt)ninyarica.jpg


3. open the command prompt window which looks like this

4. then on the c prompt type: chkdsk (name of the drive of the flash drive {e.g. g or d}) the command prompt will look like this:ninyarica_3.jpg

5. then you will see the following words on the command promptninyarica_4.jpg

6. wait until it is completed
7. then type exit, to close the command prompt window
8. check your flash drive now, the shortcut files have been recovered.
9. now, you need to clean your flash drive to remove the virus. You have to have a good antivirus to do this.
10. you can now delete the shortcut files if it not removed automatically by the antivirus you used to clean the flash drive.
these steps helped recover my files from my flash drive. Hope it will help you too.

if the steps above did not work or did not recover your shortcut files, you can try this alternative
11. on the command prompt, type: attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* your command prompt window will look like this: ninyarica_6.jpg

12. wait until it is finished or until you see: ninyarica_7.jpg

13. then exit the command prompt window then check the files on your flash drive, not only will it recover the shortcut files but it will also recover some deleted folders

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Create Desktop Shutdown/Lock/Restart/Hibernate Shortcut Icons In Vista

1. Right click an empty area of your Desktop
2. Select New>> Shortcut
3. In the text box titled: "Type the location of the item:" Enter the Command for the particular shortcut you would like to create. I've listed all of the commands below that activate their respective shortcut:
Hibernate rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
Lock Rundll32.exe User32.dll,LockWorkStation
Restart Shutdown.exe -r -t 00
Shutdown Shutdown.exe -s -t 00
Sleep rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep
4. Once you've entered the command, click "Next"
5. Vista will now ask you what you would like to name your shortcut. I've always just given it the name of its function (EG: Shutdown or Shutdown System).
6. Once you have named you shortcut, click "Finish". Your new shortcut will now reside on your Desktop. Simply double click the icon to activate the command.

Note: If you do not like the look of the "default" icon that Vista has given it, you can change the icon to a different one. Here's how:

1. Right click the shortcut icon
2. Select Properties
3. The shortcut properties window will now be displayed. Click the "Change Icon" button.
4. The "Change Icon" window will now appear. Here, you can select from the many available system icons. Click the icon that you would like to use as your shortcut icon and then click OK.

Your Desktop shortcut icon will now revert to the selected system icon.

That's it! Have fun!

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A virus or infection has changed your Program File Associations.

You want to go to the site below and run each one of the fixes shown on the webpage.

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My computer is on but no picture. It says windows was not shut down properly

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Just right click the desktop, New, Shortcut, type:

Shutdown -f

Shutdown -f closes any open programs without warning.

Now instead of shutting down the usual way, just use that shortcut to shutdown. If the error stops it means some program wasnt shutting down properly on occasion.

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How do i make a shortcut?

Hi, if you ask about making shortcut for a folder, file, or program on windows operating system, do the following:
right click the object, choose: send to < desktop ( create shortcut ),

That's all

Please tell us your results,
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My laptop acer aspire5920 is not shutting down due to removal of my shutdown file from my laptop due to unknown reasons.

Hi dear,
Create Icons for Shutdown and Reboot If you find it annoying to access the Start Menu for shutting down or rebooting the computer, create a shutdown and reboot icon for the desktop.
Desktop Shutdown Icon Right click on the desktop
Click [New] [Shortcut] to open the Create Shortcut Wizard
Type [shutdown -s -t 00] without the brackets.
Click [Next] and type a descriptive name of your choosing for the shortcut
Click [Finish]
Add a bit of class to the shortcut by assigning it a custom icon. Right click the shortcut, click [Properties] and select the [Shortcut] tab. Click [Change Icon] and select from the icons that are displayed.
Desktop Reboot Icon Right click on the desktop
Click [New] [Shortcut] to open the Create Shortcut Wizard
Type [shutdown -r -t 00] without the brackets.
Click [Next] and type a descriptive name of your choosing for the shortcut
Click [Finish]
Add a bit of class to the shortcut by assigning it a custom icon. Right click the shortcut, click [Properties] and select the [Shortcut] tab. Click [Change Icon] and select from the icons that are displayed.
A Final Note: If you happen to be as fanatical as I am about having nothing on the desktop, drag the new icons into the Quick Launch area of the Taskbar.

then use it.

if not resolve it

then use following step ;-

click on start then go to RUN and type SFC /SCANNOW
press enter
this command recover all windows lost files, if it will ask windows CD then enter the windows disk.

bye take care
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