The shortcut (.lnk file) is returned instead of the file o..

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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

cannot open (or save) using any shortcuts from inside any program. the
program tries to open the lnk file and does not open the target of the
shortcut. i have tried almost all the usual tricks (uninstall, sp2, repair
xp, reinstall sp2) no luck anyone have any ideas??
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    Windows® XP File Association Fixes
    Copyright 2003 - Doug Knox
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
    LNK (Shortcut) File Association Fix (Restores Default Shortcut Behavior)

    Perhaps an online security/virus check
    Symantec
    http://security.norton.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym
    Trend Micro House Call:
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
    Panda ActiveScan;
    http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
    McAfee FreeScan:
    http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
    Kaspersky Labs On-line Virus Checker:
    http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk.html
    BitDefender Online Scan:
    http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php


    "BCY1" <BCY1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E7FE870C-E6D7-4B83-B7BB-5C1C042A521C@microsoft.com...
    > 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
    >
    > cannot open (or save) using any shortcuts from inside any program. the
    > program tries to open the lnk file and does not open the target of the
    > shortcut. i have tried almost all the usual tricks (uninstall, sp2, repair
    > xp, reinstall sp2) no luck anyone have any ideas??
    >
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