.lnk files do not open in Windows XP

After installing I-Tunes all shortcuts do not work.  I am running Windows XP.  Whether on desktop or in folders shortcuts do not work.

How do I fix this?

Thanks in advance,

-Charles

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After installing I-Tunes all shortcuts do not work.  I am running Windows XP.  Whether on desktop or in folders shortcuts do not work.

How do I fix this?

Thanks in advance,

-Charles

Get Doug Knox's LNK File Association fix from this page:  http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm Read the directions at the top of the page.
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Hi Charles,

 

You may refer the following KB article and try the hotfix for Windows XP and check if it helps:

The shortcut (.lnk file) is returned instead of the file or the folder that is referenced by the path in the shortcut in the Open or in the Save dialog box in Windows XP or in Windows Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831559

Also refer the KB article:

You cannot open files that have extensions such as.exe,.com, and.lnk on a Windows XP-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923077

Hope this information is helpful.

 

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