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:

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-performance-maintenance/142155-start-menu-office-2007-shortcuts-have-stopped-working.html

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

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

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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