Start Menu Malfunction


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Robert Martin

Vista Ultimate
Running Office XP (I know it's old!!)
I'm using the new start menu.
For some reason the Shortcuts for Excel and Word that I have pinned
to the start menu quit working. If I choose the regular shortcut in the
start menu it works fine. Other items work as they should, it's just the
Office items.

And no, I'm not going to use Open Office ;-)
I have it on my Ubuntu test system.

Ideas??

TIA

Robert
 
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dean-dean

Those shortcuts are Windows Installer shortcuts; they will have different
context menu capabilities than regular shortcuts (e.g., there's no Run as
Administrator or Open File Location), and their Properties will look
different (the Target field, Open File Location button, and Change Icon
button are all grayed out). This is normal. Your problem is propably due
to a 3rd party program shell extension that conflicts with those type of
shortcuts.

Have you installed any program recently that may have added a shell
extension to Windows Explorer? For example, a program that added an item to
the right-click context menu list when you right-click on a file or folder?
 
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Guest

Thanks for the help. Turned out for me that it was the BitZipper shell
extension that caused the problem so that Excel, Word, etc. wouldn't open
from the recently used Start Menu list.
 

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