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Posted on 2000-04-08
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Somehow, on my kids computer when you clicked any shortcut it takes you to the same program.  I know I've seen a window that directs file connections, but I don't know how to undo this.

any help appreciated

clarification--all shortcuts are effected, they all send you to the same kiddie game, even though when you look at their properties they show the program they're supposed to go to.
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israely earned 75 total points
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Right click on a sortcut, select [properties] take note of the target. If it is the same for the other shortcuts, this explains why the same program is being opened.
1. You will have to delete the shortcuts. 2. Find the program in [start][programs], one at a time, with your right mouse button drag the program to the desktop and release, select copy here.

If you are useing Win95
1. [start][settings][taskbar & StartMenu][Start Menu Programs][Advanced] click on [+] next to [Programs] and Find the program, one at a time, with your right mouse button drag the program to the desktop and release, select copy here.
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by:rspar1
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Edited text of question.
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by:caramilk
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try this, if you don't have TweakUI download it.....
it will be in control panel, TweakUI
Double click it, select the repair tab and select
the repair associations botton

Hope this helps you
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by:rspar1
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caramilk - I may accept your answer after I try tweakui.  (although that system is not online so I'm not sure how I'm going to get it) Tweakui is on the win98 disk but not the win95 right?You should submit comments not answers so the question can stay open to others.
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by:israely
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Have you tried scanning for a virus?
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by:rspar1
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I fixed it, if you go to control panel, view, option,files, icon, you can modify the file types.  Somehow the action for icon was a particular program.  ERasing that seems to have fixed it.
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by:rspar1
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thanks for the help caramilk & israely
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