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    Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    Yesterday when I tried to send a program shortcut to Quick Launch, I received the following message: The 'Send To Quick Launch.exe' that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so that this shortcut will not work.

    I still have Quick Launch and my short cuts are available, the problem is that I can not send new ones there. I searched for Quick Launch exe and it's not anywhere on my system. I did a Google search and nothing pointed me an exe file for QL.

    Will someone please tell me how to fix this problem?

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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    What happens if you right click and drag a file to the QuickLaunch bar and drop it there ??
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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    I tried that Doc, yesterday and it didn't seem to want to drop onto the empty space. I must have done it at least 6 times. I tried it again just now and got the message: Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?
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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    Have you tried turning off the Quick Launch taskbar, reboot the computer and then restart Quick Launch ??
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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    "[...] Windows cannot create a shortcut here. Do you want the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?"

    Apart from Doc's suggestion,

    What happens if you drill down to the folder in Windows Explorer and place a shortcut there?

    Such as: Cocuments and Settings< Username >Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch

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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    I did as you suggested, but alas, no cigar.
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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    Your work around was successful, I was able to drag a short cut to the Quick Launce folder. But, is there a fix for the problem or do I have to do this every time?

    Thank you for your valuable suggestion, this will do 'until the real thing comes along' (I stole that from a song).

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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    OK... I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that you try to do a System Restore back to a time before you are certain the problem did NOT exist and see if that resets the Quick Launch setting.
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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    I'm devastated, System Restore will not restore my computer to a previous time. I checked my daily logs and found that the last time I used Search Companion was on November 9th and the last time I used Quick Launch was on November 10th, so I took it back to the 9th. SR reported that my computer could not be restored to that date. I took it back even further, all the way back to Nov. 5th, same thing. Then I tried to restore it back to today and it said that it couldn't be restore, restoration incomplete (what ever that means).

    If you hadn't suggested SR I would have gone on merrily making restore points that I can't restore to. Somewhere I read that if this happens to uncheck SR, re-boot and then set it again. Is that a good option? I realize that I will lost all created restore points but that's no problem, none of them work anyway.
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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    That's the recommended fix.
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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    I did the uncheck bit on System Restore yesterday and it did create a new restore point. It was the only one that was there. How do you test if it's working now? I don't want to restore to yesterday to prove a point, unless I have to.

    I read an article on System Restore for Windows XP from kelly's-korner and it mention a file name for SR (restorept.api), I did a search for the file and 3 shortcuts. Some of them look weird, they appear below:

    Cocuments & SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsAccessproesSystem Tools (this looks ok).

    C&SOwnerStartMenuProgramsAll UsersStartMenuProgramsAccessoriesSystem Tools (I know somethings wrong with this one).

    C&SOwnerStartMenuProgramsStartMenuAccessoriesSys tem Tools (This is not right either)

    This has no effect on running SR but don't you think I should correct the ones in error? If so, what are the correct paths to be entered?
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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    Why would you not want to restore your system settings to yesterday ??? Have you added any MS updates or changed anything ?? Whatever, set a restore point now and then leave the computer alone for 10 minutes and then restore to that restore point. If it works you're fine (until the next time).

    Otherwise, stop looking for trouble. If your system is running well and not giving you any specific problems, <img src=/S/scold.gif border=0 alt=scold width=50 height=15> leave it alone !!!!! Incessantly looking for percieved problems when there are none can only serve to create problems. It's a self-fulfilling thought process.

    But it is your computer Gloria. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    Hi Doc, how are you feeling today, I feel great.

    I created a restore point yesterday and named it Test. Waited for 10 minutes or more like you suggested, went back in to System Restore and restored my computer to the time I made the creation point.

    It reported that my computer was successfully restored to the selected date and time. So, System Restore is fixed (until the next time like you said).

    Now for your remark about looking for trouble. I don't call fixing a very important thing (at least to me it is) looking for trouble, why do you? Also losing Windows Desktop Search and my little doggie, is important to me, although you don't think so. What's important to some people may not be important to another, don't you think?

    I now have only one thing to try and fix and that's Windows Desktop Search, a number one issue in my book at the current time. I won't cease trying to get a fix for it, no matter how long it takes or where I have to go or do to obtain that fix.

    You're right, it is my computer and that's the way I feel about it. I still love & appreciate you and all the posters in this lounge, regardless of if they offer help or not. <img src=/S/love.gif border=0 alt=love width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    While I admire your persistence.... <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    >"Now for your remark about looking for trouble. I don't call fixing a very important thing (at least to me it is) looking for trouble, why do you? <font color=red>Because you invariably roll up your sleeves and start "solving" the problem before you know how and then ask for help. Often causing another problem in the process.</font color=red> Also losing Windows Desktop Search and my little doggie, is important to me, although you don't think so. What's important to some people may not be important to another, don't you think? <font color=red>See my response above.</font color=red>

    I now have only one thing to try and fix and that's Windows Desktop Search, a number one issue in my book at the current time. I won't cease trying to get a fix for it, no matter how long it takes or where I have to go or do to obtain that fix. <font color=red>Again, I admire your persistence.</font color=red>

    You're right, it is my computer and that's the way I feel about it." <font color=red>Like the auto mechanics say... Pay me now <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>, or pay me more later.</font color=red> <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15>
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    Re: Quick Launch (Windows XP Home SP2)

    Believe me Doc,
    I'm not going to pay anybody if I can help it. There too many other options available, like this forum for example. I belong to about 20 and I will post to every one until I find a fix, if it takes me until Christmas after next. Of course, I find this one to be best, that's why I'm always bothering you guys and gals.
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