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    Shortcuts Fail (XP Pro SP2)

    I seem to have a registry issue as today I no longer could click and successfully launch a Quicklaunch shortcut to a desktop folder containing some remote tools. I noted that the My Computer menu item does the same thing, though the shortcuts in my menu that point to applications work. It appears any shortcut that is to a folder is failing. My Documents, My Recent Docs, Pictres, Music My Computer and My Network Places generates the error. "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel."

    I have used the VBS file from Doug Knox, xp_folder_open.vbs, to fix My Computer's desktop but the Quicklaunch and the start menu links generate the above message. The original behavior of the desktop My Computer, after I noticed it was broken, was to open up the Search window rather than the normal My Computer display.

    I wonder if there is a registry key or setting that no longer has the appropriate information and that is why this behavior.

    TIA,

    Jester
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    Re: Shortcuts Fail (XP Pro SP2)

    Have you tried doing a System Restore ???
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    Re: Shortcuts Fail (XP Pro SP2)

    Due to potential virus issues we disable the system restore feature.

    Jester
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    Re: Shortcuts Fail (XP Pro SP2)

    After failing to find "the" difference between my registry and another new imaged machine I went back to Doug Knox web site and ran his Folder Association Fix and LNK File Association Fix and one of them has repaired my registry so I now have the default behavior back. My menu entries for folders and the Quicklaunch toolbar shortcuts to folders is normal.

    Now the only abnormal item in the office is the guy using the keyboard to type this message.

    Thanks again for suggestions and questions.

    Jester
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    Re: Shortcuts Fail (XP Pro SP2)

    Thanks for the update, can you provide a link to the site where you found the solution, to help anyone who finds your post while searching for help.

    Thank you,

    StuartR

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    Re: Shortcuts Fail (XP Pro SP2)

    Edited by Bigaldoc to add URL code.[/i] See the Quick Guide, or the 1-Click TagPanel, or even <!post=this StarPost.,438749>this StarPost.<!/post>

    Sure, it is a tough one to remember: Doug's Windows 95/98/Me/XP/Vista Tweaks and Tips

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