Solved: Desktop Double Click Fails on icons

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lamppost101

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Platform is WinXp-SP3. The icons on the desktop ( *.exe only ) fail to open with left mouse button double click. I can open by mouse right click, select open, left button click on open. Checked settings on Control Panel->Folder still enabled for double click. Another item of interest is the wizard for creating shortcuts to the desktop fails with "Unable to create shortcut". And finally the Quick Task menu needs to be manually added, wheres before it automatically loaded in the task bar. Again to open programs in the Quick Task Menu area, right mouse click on icon, select open and left mouse click on open from properties.

- Items checked include verifying Desktop folder exists... double click fails there also
- From command line used "regsvr32 /i shell - MsgBox said all loaded
- In Registry checked .lnk folder and according to what I've read all is ok
- In Registry reviewed .exe folder, again looks fine

Any thoughts or comments are welcomed.
 

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See if it is the same on the system admin account if XP Prof - Ctrl Alt Del twice at wlecome and where you would then enter password
If it is home - it can only be accessed in Safe Mode
The built-in Administrator account is hidden from Welcome Screen when a user account with Administrator privileges exists and enabled. In Windows XP Home Edition, you can login as built-in Administrator in Safe Mode only. For XP Professional, press CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the Welcome Screen and input your Administrator password in the classic logon window that appears.

If it is OK there. create another user account with admin rights and see if that is OK

I am signing off to go visiting friends until late tonight,
 

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lamppost101
You joined Tech Support Guy on 24 December and asked for help
Would you kindly update your topic when you get chance
Thank you
 
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