Oh, okay. Well, try to create another link.
If it still doesn't work, try right clicking icon and select "open". When it gives you a choice, select IE (and make default). Try again.
If that doesn't work, then rebuild icon cache. Icon Cache - Rebuild
If that doesn't work (whew), scan your system for malware using malwarebytes and your virus scanner.
If that doesn't work, restore your computer to a prior date when it did work.
Hope that helps...
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