"Apply Property Error" occurs when attempting to modify either the Ratings, Description or Notes fields of a Favorite shortcut on Windows 7 with either Internet Explorer 8 or 9

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Symptoms

 

When attempting to modify the 'Rating', 'Description' and / or 'Notes' fields from the Details tab of an Internet Explorer shortcut URL (i.e. "support.microsoft.com.url" located in the Favorites folder) an error "Apply Property Error" appears when clicking on 'Apply' or 'OK' (see Error Message below):

  

NOTE: this issue only occurs on Windows 7 with either Internet Explorer 8 or 9.

 

 

Apply Property Error

 

An error occurred when writing the property 'Rating' to the file 'Web Slice Gallery'.

Web Slice Gallery

 

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Support.microsoft.com

Description of the default settings for the MimeMap property and for the ScriptMaps property in IIS

http://support.microsoft.com?...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depending on the setting(s) modified, the text of the "Apply Property Error" will change

• Description

• Notes

• Rating

 

 

DESCRIPTION

Apply Property Error

 

An error occurred when writing the property 'Description' to the file 'support.microsoft.com'.

Support.microsoft.com

http://support.microsoft.com/?...

 

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 Apply Property Error - Description

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES

Apply Property Error

 

An error occurred when writing the property 'Notes' to the file 'support.microsoft.com'.

Support.microsoft.com

http://support.microsoft.com/?...

 

     [Try Again]     [Cancel]

 

 Apply Property Error - Notes

 

 

 

RATING

Apply Property Error

 

An error occurred when writing the property 'Rating' to the file 'support.microsoft.com'.

Support.microsoft.com

http://support.microsoft.com/?...

 

     [Try Again]     [Cancel]

 

 Apply Property Error - Rating

Cause

   

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem with Microsoft Windows 7 including Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1.

Resolution

 

WORKAROUND

 

The issue can be alleviated by manually editing the shortcut URL in a text editor such as notepad.exe.  Simply copy and paste the desired setting i.e. Description Field, Notes fields and Ratings Field.

 

 

 

 

 

DESCIPTION FIELD

[{5CBF2787-48CF-4208-B90E-EE5E5D420294}]

Prop21=31,<<< Add Description Field Text Here >>>

 

For the Description and Notes Fields the text will need to be manually edited.  The Description field outlined in Indigo in the image above.  To add description text, start to the right of the comma after "Prop21-31" (replacing <<< Add Description Field Text Here >>> highlighted in Red in the image above with the desired text).

 

NOTES FIELD

[{B9B4B3FC-2B51-4A42-B5D8-324146AFCF25}]

Prop5=31,<<< Add  Notes Field Text Here >>>

 

Likewise, the Notes Field outlined in Green in the image above will also need to be manually edited.  To add text to the Notes field, start to the right of the comma after "prop5=31," (replacing <<< Add Notes Field Text Here >>> highlighted in Red in the image above with the desired text).

 

For Star Ratings, all that is needed is to copy and paste the desired value i.e. 1 star, 2 star, 3 star, 4 star and 5 star  

(Note:  a 5 star rating was copied in the sample image above).

 

1 Star:

[{64440492-4C8B-11D1-8B70-080036B11A03}]

Prop9=19,1

 

2 Star:

[{64440492-4C8B-11D1-8B70-080036B11A03}]

Prop9=19,25

 

3 Star:

[{64440492-4C8B-11D1-8B70-080036B11A03}]

Prop9=19,50

 

4 Star:

[{64440492-4C8B-11D1-8B70-080036B11A03}]

Prop9=19,75

 

5 Star:

[{64440492-4C8B-11D1-8B70-080036B11A03}]

Prop9=19,99

 

 

Example of support.microsoft.com.url:

Description Field

Support.microsoft.com

Notes Filed

Support URLs

Star Rating

5 Stars

 

[{000214A0-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

Prop3=19,2

[InternetShortcut]

URL=http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=121315

IDList=

[MonitoredItem]

FeedUrl=http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=121315

IsLivePreview=true

[{5CBF2787-48CF-4208-B90E-EE5E5D420294}]

Prop21=31, support.microsoft.com

[{B9B4B3FC-2B51-4A42-B5D8-324146AFCF25}]

Prop5=31, Support URLs

[{64440492-4C8B-11D1-8B70-080036B11A03}]

Prop9=19,99

 

 

 

ORIGINAL FILE: suppport.microsoft.com.url

Without modiyfing Description, Notes or Ratings.

 Original URL File Format

 

 

 

MODIFIED  FILE (Description and Notes): suppport.microsoft.com.url  

After manually modified with Description text "Add Text Her for Description Field" and Notes Field "Add Text Here for Notes field" and 5 Star Rating.

 Modfied URL File Format

 

More Information

 

DESCRIPTION FIELD | NOTES FIELD | STAR RATINGS

Description Field

[{5CBF2787-48CF-4208-B90E-EE5E5D420294}]

Prop21=31,<<< Add Description Field Text Here >>>

Notes Field

[{B9B4B3FC-2B51-4A42-B5D8-324146AFCF25}]

Prop5=31,<<< Add  Notes Field Text Here >>>

Star Ratings

1 Star:

[{64440492-4C8B-11D1-8B70-080036B11A03}]

Prop9=19,1

 

2 Star:

[{64440492-4C8B-11D1-8B70-080036B11A03}]

Prop9=19,25

 

3 Star:

[{64440492-4C8B-11D1-8B70-080036B11A03}]

Prop9=19,50

 

4 Star:

[{64440492-4C8B-11D1-8B70-080036B11A03}]

Prop9=19,75

 

5 Star:

[{64440492-4C8B-11D1-8B70-080036B11A03}]

Prop9=19,99

 

Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use for other considerations.

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Article ID: 2568750 - Last Review: July 5, 2011 - Revision: 5.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9
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