JSI Tip 0631 - Desktop and Start Menu shortcuts don't run.


NOTE: For a Windows 2000 / Windows XP version of this tip, see Desktop and Start Menu shortcuts don't run on Windows 2000 / Windows XP?

Your exefile entry(s) in the registry have become corrupt. Run REGEDIT and import:

 
REGEDIT4 

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\] 
@="exefile" 
"Content Type"="application/x-msdownload" 

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\] 
@="Application" 
"EditFlags"=hex:d8,07,00,00 

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon\] 
@="%1" 

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\] 

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\] 
"EditFlags"=hex:00,00,00,00 

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command\] 
@="\"%1\" %*" 

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\] 

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\] 

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\PifProps\] 
@="\{86F19A00-42A0-1069-A2E9-08002B30309D\}"
If REGEDIT won't run, see tip 271.
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