A gadget that you downloaded from the Internet is not installed correctly and does not appear in the Windows Sidebar in Windows Vista

A gadget that you downloaded from the Internet is not installed correctly and does not appear in the Windows Sidebar in Windows Vista

Article ID : 930099
Last Review : January 8, 2007
Revision : 1.0

SYMPTOMS

In Windows Vista, a gadget that you downloaded from the Internet is not installed correctly. Additionally, the gadget does not appear in the Windows Sidebar as expected.

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CAUSE

This problem occurs if the .gadget file name extension is not correctly associated with the Windows Sidebar program.

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RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, associate the .gadget file name extension with the Windows Sidebar program. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Open the Default Programs item in Control Panel. To do this, click Startthe, type default programs in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
2. Click Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
3. Under Name, click .gadget, and then click Change program.
4. Use one of the following methods:

• Under Recommended Programs, click Windows Sidebar, and then click OK.
• Click Browse, double-click Windows Sidebar, click sidebar, click Open, and then click OK.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Starter

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Keywords: 
kbexpertisebeginner kbtshoot kbprb KB930099

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