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Desktop Shortcuts

By GeoffMichael ·

After 2 years using this particular computer with XP Pro, all of a sudden I'm unable to place a shortcut on the desktop and the existing desktop shortcuts (Outlook Exp. Word, Excel, and Publisher)no longer open. I can open the programs normally but not via the shortcut. The error dialog box references an incorrect path, file, program.

However, if I create a shortcut and place it into a folder such as "My Documents", it will open just fine. If I drag that same shortcut to the desktop, it will not open. If I drag it back to the "My Documents" folder, it will open.

To my knowledge, no new software has been added and no manual changes have been made to the Registry.

Any suggestions will be most helpful.



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create a new profile.

by Jessie In reply to Desktop Shortcuts

It could just be a corrupt profile. Happens all the time with MS winblows. Try logging in with another profile, if that works, it's a profile problem and you should be able to just copy everything over.

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Try Technical Q&A forum.

by deepsand In reply to Desktop Shortcuts

This is a tech. problem, in search of a solution.

It properly belongs in "Technical Q&A," not in "Discussions." There you will be more likely to get the attention of those seeking questions that they might answer.

You should re-post there.

Thank you.

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