I am wondering if it is possible to use the Avtive Desktop feature in Win98/IE4 to create a desktop with links that can load programs off the hard drive.

If you create any normal hyperlink pointing to a .exe file it just asks if you want to download the file or open it (just as if you were downloading off the net).

I have been looking at the source code for the Win98 Help files (being in html and being able to load programs off the Hard Drive itself) I have tried to copy parts of this but still no luck. I assume I have to use Java or ActiveX, is this correct and can someone give me any ideas of some source code to make this work, both to use an image link and for text links.