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  • Active Desktop Recovery – Object doesn’t support this action

    Posted on July 18th, 2009 admin 115 comments

    Do you face a problem on my desktop for the longest time and I finally decided to look into it yesterday. My desktop had this white background and it said Active Desktop Recovery. Also, there was a button that said Restore my Active Desktop.


    Here’s FIX #1

    1. Open an explorer window (open My Computer for example)
    2. Tools
    3. Folder Options
    4. View
    5. Uncheck Hide protected operating system files
    6. Now do a search for desktop.htt…it should be on your C: normally
    7. Delete any desktop.htt files you find (there could be more than one depending on how many user profiles are on the machine)  They should be located in Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
    8. Close all windows you have open
    9. Now reboot your PC..Windows will recreate desktop.htt for you and it should work!

    oops…I almost forgot….go ahead a place a check back in Hide protected operating system files

    If the above doesn’t work, try FIX #2!

    1. Go to Run, type regedit and hit enter
    2. Go here HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components
    3. Select the value DeskHtmlVersion
    4. Select the Decimal radial button
    5. Change the value of 272 to 0
    6. Most of the time it might take a few seconds for your background to appear and other times…you might need to restart your computer.

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