Posted by: joachimvandenbogaert | October 27, 2008

Start Menu Shortcuts Stopped Working

There is this annoying little problem in some windows distributions. Suddenly shortcuts stop working and you can only start up a program by double-clicking the executable in the Windows Explorer.

The following pages provide a solution:

Here’s a description of the problem:

and here’s how to get things working correctly again by using an Application, called ShellExView:

In my case the KDiff3 shell extension seemed to cause the problem. By disabling the extension I got my shortcuts back. I notified the development team.


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