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muncher06232

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When I single click on an icon, link or picture it does not open. Doubleclicking does not word either. Single click worked yesterday. Doubleclick has not worked in some time. Checked control panel/mouse, test on the setting works. Mouse is working correctly.

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If you right click a shortcut, what item is shown in bold?
If you right click a picture, what item is shown in bold?
If you click items on the Start Menu do they open?
 

muncher06232

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right click on shortcut or pic, gives a whole list with option on top to open. Start menu opens correctly
 
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Is Open in Bold? If you click Open does it open?
What program do you use for pictures/mages, usually the top bolded item would be Preview.
 

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Open is not in bold.it will open the link, pic, etc when selected. This happens w/ an email, a pic on nother site (ie, facebook) It is constant not restricted to any pgm.
 
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Sounds like your file extensions have gotten corrupted.
Go here:
File association fixes for Windows 7
and download the fix for LNK files, and for JPG (or whatever extension the images are).
To extract the file from the ZIP archive, double click on the downloaded file to open it, then drag the enclosed file to your desktop.
Double click the file to merge it into the registry.

You may find the Unassoc program useful. It doesn't reset the system associations, just removes any User associations, usually added using the Open with dialog. If the wrong file is selected you can end up with symptoms like this. You'll only get the Remove option if a User association has been set.
The download link is hard to spot, it's right under the word Attachments.
 

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when trying to extract "C:\users\shelley\zip\link_fix_w7 - shortcut.lnk\"
Use path: yes overlay files: no
C:\users\shelley\zip\lnk_fix_w7.reg".
file exists but isn't directory
 

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Try these fixes: LNKFix and JPGFix

Save the files to your desktop first.

Unzip the fixes and extract the .REG files to the Desktop. Right-click the .REG files and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

Reboot the computer.

If the fixes only open as text files, right-click them and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit
 

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When I tried to extract jepg file it went on for over 30 min. and I stopped it. Error "Extracint to "C:\users\shelley\zip\jpeg_fix_w7\desktop\jpeg_fix_w7\new folder\jpeg_fix_w7\"
Use path:yes Overlaly files:no
Interrupted by user.

I am not very familiar w/ using unzip so I'm sore I'm doing something wrong..
 
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