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Desktop Shortcut to open a website

Create a shortcut to open a FrontPage website

The shortcut created in this example is for FrontPage. The method can also be used for Expression Web by substituting the path and application for FrontPage:(for 64bit systems, use Program Files(x86) instead of Program Files)

FrontPage 2003Program Files/Microsoft Office/OFFICE11/FRONTPG.EXE
Expression Web 2Program Files/Microsoft Expression/Web2/WebDesigner/EXPRWD.EXE
Expression Web 3Program Files/Microsoft Expression/Web3/ExpressionWeb.exe
Expression Web 4Program Files/Microsoft Expression/Web4/ExpressionWeb.exe
  • Right-click the desktop and choose "New Shortcut..." Browse to file
  • Browse to FRONTPG.EXE
  • Click Next
  • Type a descriptive name for the shortcut., then click Finish Add Name for shortcut
  • Change the properties for the shortcut:
  • Right click the shortcut and choose Properties
  • On the Shortcut tab, amend the target to include the location for the website to be opened - the examples below open a disc-based web, and a server based web.Add target
  • The complete Target above is:
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\FRONTPG.EXE" "%USERPROFILE%\my documents\my web sites\rxs-test\data"
    Add target
  • The complete target above is (all on one line):
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\FRONTPG.EXE"