Microsoft KB Archive/252617

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Article ID: 252617

Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


When you attempt to create a new Web folder, the Web Folder wizard may seem to complete successfully, but you do not have a new icon in Web Folders.

You may see a shortcut in the Network Neighborhood folder.


This issue can occur if there is a value missing from the registry.


WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this issue, use Regedit to add the IsShortcut value to the following registry key:


To do so:

  1. Right-click lnkfile, point to New, and then click string value.
  2. Rename the value name from "new value #1" to IsShortcut.
  3. Leave the value data blank, and then click OK.


The IsShortcut links the shortcut in Network Neighborhood to Web Folders. If the shortcut is missing in Web Folders, Internet Explorer cannot open the Web Folder.

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