1.    14 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 3
    win 10

    Cannot open desktop icons or create valid shortcuts


    Since the last win 10 update, my desktop Folder icons do not work right. When I left click I get this
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2clkicon.JPG 
Views:	1 
Size:	26.1 KB 
ID:	64244

    when I right click I get this
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Name:	cmdrightclk.jpg 
Views:	23 
Size:	10.5 KB 
ID:	64245
    The only way I can open a folder (such as Downloads) is to right click, then select open.

    I have tried creating new shortcuts and they do not work. Regular program shortcuts work fine.
    If I create a new short cut to a file, (ie a photo), I have to right click and select OPEN to view the file, then when I create a shortcut, it does not work unless I right click and select open.

    I restored system to earlier date and all is well. When restarting computer I get force fed update.
    Selecting NEW from context menu was not there. I fixed that. Why come I get cmd when I try to open a folder??

    All assistance will be gratefully appreciated.
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  2.    14 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,410
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello Chuck, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, download and merge the .reg file for the listed lnk item in OPTION TWO of the tutorial. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for shortcuts (LNK files) that hopefully fix this for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    14 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 3
    win 10
    Thread Starter

    I followed the instructions and all to no avail. I did find I could not open any folder anywhere on the computer with the usual left double click. I keep getting
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2clkicon.JPG 
Views:	1 
Size:	26.1 KB 
ID:	64272.

    and the "cmd" is still the top word if I right click.

    any thoughts on what can cause this?

    Thanks
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  4.    14 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,410
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Since this is happening with folders and not with shortcuts, download and merge the .reg files for the listed folder and directory items in the same tutorial instead.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    14 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 3
    win 10
    Thread Starter

    Problems solved


    Something messed up my registry really bad, at any rate, thanks to your assistance, my system is now in working order. I did save almost all your .reg files in my utilities folder. The problem affected the desktop icons, no matter what they were. Even the shortcuts to the drives did not function.
    You should be elevated to Windows Saint Brink
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    14 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,410
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Great news.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


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