+ 0 Votes Shortcuts don't work anthonyis2000 3 years ago Use http://www.dougknox.com/xp/xp_fixes.html registry fixes for the Link associations http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm and secondly if that doesn't fix it use the xp_exe_fix.reg on that same list of Doug's. It was the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command default string that needed correcting. The data is suppose to be "%1" %* I tested the xp_exe_fix.reg file on a virtual XP pc and it corrected the key to "%1" %* and all is running fine now. Rt. click on file, then left click merge, click ok to allow merge and click ok to close window. Shortcuts should work now. That fixed it for me.