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Windows 7: all pgms when started from start btn displays shortcut info in Notepad

27 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
all pgms when started from start btn displays shortcut info in Notepad

I was mucking about in the services and user/links directory. I have no idea what I did wrong.

Anyway ... when I launch ANY program from the start button menu, instead of the program launching, its shortcut info displays inside Notepad. Also, the icon for ALL programs is the Notepad icon.

If I start a program by navigating to it, e.g., C:\Programs\Adobe ..., the program launches fine. Therefore, it is not any of the applications. The problem is only when the programs are launched from the start menu.

I am really scratching my head over this one.

I hope someone can help me.

Thank you so much,

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27 May 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hiya and welcome to the forums

CONFUCIUS SAY "man who muck about with services should dig at the roots instead of hacking at the leaves"

But on a serious note ... have a looky here pal

Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Try a System Restore. Should restore those settings!
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