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Why can't I open the shortcuts on my desktop? I receive an error message : application not found ; what doeas that mean?

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  • I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium - '2007 Microsoft Corp - Acer -Model Aspire X1200  85.8 GB
    I have always been able to open up the shortcuts on desktop until just recently. I don't know what has changed.
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:06 AM

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  • I'm hitting the same problem... Can somebody help please? I click the shortcuts in the desktop and the error pops up saying "Application not found". It said that for all MS office apps. However, if I click an existing ppt or xls file it opens up. The only trouble I have is that I don't know how to open Outlook.

    I'm hitting this problem in windows XP though.
    Wednesday, November 04, 2009 8:23 AM
  • Ok, a bit of search in the internet helped to get the answer. http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_exe_fix.zip www.dougknox.com --> WinXP fixes --> File Association fixes --> EXE File Association Fix. Is there any official patch available in Microsoft support site for the same?
    Wednesday, November 04, 2009 9:54 AM