I found a post that led to a somewhat fix. It reset the file associations for .htm & .html files to the default values, but this makes them open in IE which I don't want. I would like to open them with Firefox. In the folder options I have these file types set to open with it but it seems to have no effect.
Some how I've lost the ability to open internet shortcuts. When I click on one a window pops up and says the target is not valid for the shortcut. I've tried to go into folder properties and fix it but the file listed as file ext. (NONE) type: internet shortcut has no open with command listed and the change button is grayed out. How do I reestablish the accosiation?