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Windows 7: shortcuts

25 Apr 2013   #1
Kathy G

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
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Whenever I try to create a new shortcut and then try to use it, I get "Application not found". Some of my old shortcuts still work, but even some of them say the same thing. How do do I make a shortcut that will work?


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25 Apr 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

What steps are you using to create the shortcuts?
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25 Apr 2013   #3
Kathy G

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I click on the desktop, choose "New", and type the address in the box. The shortcut then shows on the desktop just fine, but when I click on it, it says "Application not found". This just started about a week ago. I really can't remember if there were any new programs that were installed. I have had Windows 7 since Jan1, 2013. I have made Many shortcuts in the past, so this is really frustrating. The thing is...some of my existing shortcuts are reacting the same way!
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25 Apr 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

What happens if you create the shortcuts from the actual program in the Start for example?
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25 Apr 2013   #5
Kathy G

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

That's interesting...because some of them open just fine and others say "Unable to open this Internet Shortcut. The protocol "http" does not have a registered program." Does this mean I need to reinstall those programs?
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25 Apr 2013   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

No, I don't think so. Can you provide a screen capture image to show what is in the Target field for the shortcut? For what application/program are you trying to create the shortcut for?
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25 Apr 2013   #7
Kathy G

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I don't know how to capture an image with this keyboard...but I use Big Fish Games every day and just lately the shortcut won't work. My Start Menu says there isn't a program...when I go to the web to open the page it opens with all my personal info on it like it would if I had a shortcut...

I'll tell ya...this howsewife is going nuts!


Some of the others do the same..just not all of them......
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25 Apr 2013   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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25 Apr 2013   #9
Kathy G

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

ok before i do this ...what am i going to send you a picture of...
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25 Apr 2013   #10
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kathy G View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
No, I don't think so. Can you provide a screen capture image to show what is in the Target field for the shortcut? For what application/program are you trying to create the shortcut for?
ok before i do this ...what am i going to send you a picture of...
Hi KG, Golden might be busy elsewhere.

Now, don't quote me on this, but it sounds like he would like to see an image of the Path you are inputing for your shortcut.

When you open the wizard it asks if you want to browse to the location or path for your shortcut, when you find it you click on it and it appears in the "location" box in the wizard.

Take a snip of that before you click next to name your shortcut.
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