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    iblob Guest

    Start Menu Pinned And Recently Used Shortcuts

    The shortcuts in my startmenu for the pinned ones and the recently used ones
    some of them have stopped working. I will click them and nothing happens. If
    i go to all programs or access the program from any other method then it
    works fine.

    Re adding the shortcut does not work.
    It has happened randomly with random programs. So far it has happened with
    MS Office, and Smart FTP.
    I have not installed or uninstalled anything around the time that it started.
    I am using vista business but have had it happen on THREE other computers
    before, the others have had vista ultimate
    I have ran virus scans.. nothing. spyware.. nothing.
    Cannot find ANY mention of this in microsoft support pages...
    (ms support sucks im not paying them $60 to tell me my problem doesnt exist)
    Oh and the same thing happens if i use the startmenu search to search for
    those programs, nothing happens when i select it.
    NO ERROR
    I have checked logs before but as far as i can tell theres nothing helpfull
    in those.

    I am comfortable with editing the registry if it requires that. I am fine
    redoing all my pinned shortcuts if its required.. i just want this fixed!
    Please!

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    Re: Start Menu Pinned And Recently Used Shortcuts

    Quote Originally Posted by iblob View Post
    The shortcuts in my startmenu for the pinned ones and the recently used ones
    some of them have stopped working. I will click them and nothing happens. If
    i go to all programs or access the program from any other method then it
    works fine.

    Re adding the shortcut does not work.
    It has happened randomly with random programs. So far it has happened with
    MS Office, and Smart FTP.
    I have not installed or uninstalled anything around the time that it started.
    I am using vista business but have had it happen on THREE other computers
    before, the others have had vista ultimate
    I have ran virus scans.. nothing. spyware.. nothing.
    Cannot find ANY mention of this in microsoft support pages...
    (ms support sucks im not paying them $60 to tell me my problem doesnt exist)
    Oh and the same thing happens if i use the startmenu search to search for
    those programs, nothing happens when i select it.
    NO ERROR
    I have checked logs before but as far as i can tell theres nothing helpfull
    in those.

    I am comfortable with editing the registry if it requires that. I am fine
    redoing all my pinned shortcuts if its required.. i just want this fixed!
    Please!
    Hi Iblob,

    Did you recreate the shortcuts directly from the program exe file, then re-added that one instead?

    Shawn

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    iblob Guest

    Re: Start Menu Pinned And Recently Used Shortcuts

    I cant belive I didnt think of that =/

    That did work. Thanks!!!!

    Still wonder why it does that in the first place.

    "brink" wrote:

    >
    > iblob;496721 Wrote:

    > > The shortcuts in my startmenu for the pinned ones and the recently used
    > > ones
    > > some of them have stopped working. I will click them and nothing
    > > happens. If
    > > i go to all programs or access the program from any other method then
    > > it
    > > works fine.
    > >
    > > Re adding the shortcut does not work.
    > > It has happened randomly with random programs. So far it has happened
    > > with
    > > MS Office, and Smart FTP.
    > > I have not installed or uninstalled anything around the time that it
    > > started.
    > > I am using vista business but have had it happen on THREE other
    > > computers
    > > before, the others have had vista ultimate
    > > I have ran virus scans.. nothing. spyware.. nothing.
    > > Cannot find ANY mention of this in microsoft support pages...
    > > (ms support sucks im not paying them $60 to tell me my problem doesnt
    > > exist)
    > > Oh and the same thing happens if i use the startmenu search to search
    > > for
    > > those programs, nothing happens when i select it.
    > > NO ERROR
    > > I have checked logs before but as far as i can tell theres nothing
    > > helpfull
    > > in those.
    > >
    > > I am comfortable with editing the registry if it requires that. I am
    > > fine
    > > redoing all my pinned shortcuts if its required.. i just want this
    > > fixed!
    > > Please!
    >
    > Hi Iblob,
    >
    > Did you recreate the shortcuts directly from the program exe file, then
    > re-added that one instead?
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
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    Re: Start Menu Pinned And Recently Used Shortcuts

    Quote Originally Posted by iblob View Post
    I cant belive I didnt think of that =/

    That did work. Thanks!!!!

    Still wonder why it does that in the first place.

    "brink" wrote:
    Hi Iblob,
    >
    > Did you recreate the shortcuts directly from the program exe file, then
    > re-added that one instead?
    >
    > Shawn
    Your welcome Iblob,

    Glad it resolved your problem. It can easily happen if the file the shortcut was created from was moved or deleted. Especially if the shortcut was created from another shortcut.

    Thank you for the feedback,
    Shawn

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