Desktop shortcut problems

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brovic

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Hello, I have a problem with desktop shortcuts which is a little different from all those that I have read, and there have been many. Like other users, when I click on a Word or Excel Shortcut icon, 9/10 times I get the legend "Windows can't find........" However, I then go back and click on it a second time and it always, always opens. So, although annoying, I have lived with it for over a year. Can anybody please suggest a solution? Thanks....
 
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Howdy,

Not sure which Office you have .....but when you installed them...did the installer put the shortcuts there or did you?

Go to program files and find the folder for say word and you should see the exe for word that the shortcut is linked to......then go to your desktop and delete the Word shortcut.......right click the Word.exe in the Program files and choose create desktop shortcut........see if that solves the problem.........
 

brovic

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Thank you, Megabite, for your time and consideration. I should explain more fully. I have no problem opening either Word or Excel from any location. My problem is with documents I have created and have sent Shortcuts to my Desktop. I have noted, from your observations, that most had the word "shortcut" in the title, so I have deleted this word from the Icon, but it makes no difference. On the odd occasion, it will open first time. I am running Office 2007, although it says "In Compatability Mode". Thanks.
 
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