My shortcut bar has broken and I can't fix it. I'm using Win XP Home, and MS office 2000. The shortcut bar has been fine ever since I got this machine but now it's gone wrong.
There are a lot of shortcuts on my desktop, each of which has an entry on the shortcut bar. Many of these are URLs - links to some of my favourite websites, but some are just local applications.
The shortcuts to the applications continue to work fine, but a problem has developed with the URL shortcuts (IE7.0 in use here). To start with the small icons associated with each URL have disappeared and have been replaced with question marks. When you click on a URL shortcut on the bar, instead of launching the website in a window, a print dialog box appears. If you say "yes" to printing, the printer prints the front page of the website that the URL pointed to. The website is not launched. The desktop icons seem to work fine, it's just the shortcut bar that exhibits this behaviour.
I've done a full reinstall of MS Office (removed the installation then new reinstall) and that made no difference.
You can't change the icon. You go through the process of doing so, including choosing a new one, but it doesn't actually change.
You can create a new shortcut to an existing shortcut but the new one suffers the same problems.
Weird or what?
All ideas gratefully received.