cant open shortcuts from Windows 7 desktop

November 25, 2011 at 00:18:20
Specs: Windows 7
I need help. The other day, I put a shortcut to a music file on my desktop - thinking that I had put the actual file there- then - later - right clicked it and said always open with... and then ALL my shortcuts wanted to be opened with that program (quick time) well - now- I tried to fix it - but for all shortcuts - I get that "open with" menu and I dont know what program to select - I mean, like my zone alarm wont load on start up - cuz it asks what program to open zonealarm.ink, and none of the shortcuts on my start menu work, or in any of my folders. I use them right now,by right clicking, selecting properties, then "find target" then it opens the file I wanted and I double click on that file. Any new shortcut I make does the same thing - I tried to delete them all - everytime I make a new shortcut - I get a program icon - and the open with dialogue box.
Anyone know how I can make my shortcuts work again? Oh, and when I have gone into individual shortcuts, found their program (such as a shortcut to open word) it doesnt rememeber it next time - and again asks me "open with") and if I click on "always open these file types with this - then it changes ALL shortcut files into a shortcut to THAT program.
Anybody have any idea??

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November 26, 2011 at 13:35:47
Go here and run the LNK fix (as per their instructions):
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

That should sort it but if not try the EXE fix.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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