Double Click to start program problem


C

cbx

Just recently something has gone haywire with my system. I have a
program called QUICK PAR which opens and processes compressed
files, and I have a shortcut to that program on my desktop. I also
have the extensions .PAR and PAR2 associated with the PAR program, and
previously whenever I double clicked on a file with that extension,
the QUICK PAR program would open, and you would use it.

Now, for some reason, when I double click on a file with .PAR
exteension, I get an error window saying that it is not a valid
Win32 application, or something similar.

I uninstalled the program, reinstalled it, same thing.

I made sure .par and .par2 were associated with the
QUICK PAR program. All to no avail.

Now, to run the program, I have to go to START, and open the program
through that menu.

I think this same problem may be happening with a few other programs.
I have a lot of shortcuts on the desktop, maybe 30 or more.

Would anyone have any suggestion as to how to restore the proper
operation of the DOUBLE CLICK to open?

Thanks for any suggestions.
 
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J

Jyeshta

Just recently something has gone haywire with my system. I have a
program called QUICK PAR which opens and processes compressed
files, and I have a shortcut to that program on my desktop. I also
have the extensions .PAR and PAR2 associated with the PAR program, and
previously whenever I double clicked on a file with that extension,
the QUICK PAR program would open, and you would use it.

Now, for some reason, when I double click on a file with .PAR
exteension, I get an error window saying that it is not a valid
Win32 application, or something similar.

I uninstalled the program, reinstalled it, same thing.

I made sure .par and .par2 were associated with the
QUICK PAR program. All to no avail.
Did you right click on the desktop shortcut to check out
Properties? What does it say in Properties, where does the
shortcut point to?

Somehow there might have been a path change.
 

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