Short cut icons on desktop won't open unless I select a program from the "Open With" menu that comes up each time I click on a short cut. This only started happening recently. Previously I would click and icon would go directly to website without asking
how I want to open it. What is causing this?
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·What is the make and model number of the computer?
·Do you remember any recent changes made on the computer prior to the issue?
·What is the service pack installed?
1.You may follow the steps from the below link and check if it helps: You cannot open files that have extensions such as.exe,.com, and.lnk on a Windows XP-based computer: