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  • Hello, I looked in many forums, but I couldnt find a solution to this problem.

    Under the start menu where I have most recently opened programs, I click on the application icon but it wont start so I manually have to go to All Programs then the folder then the program, I think I need to reset the shell cache or repair the file associations somehow, what can I do??
    Tuesday, August 28, 2007 6:13 PM

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  • This happens to me as well - with Office and with administrative applications - basically any application which isn't a shortcut to a file location.  An answer would be appreciated.
    Wednesday, November 7, 2007 12:49 AM
  • I'm having the same problem with Windows Vista Business.  Some programs made by microsoft (e.g. MS SyncToy, MS Office) won't open if I click the shortcut in the recently opened programs menu or if I click the shortcut displayed when using the "start search" box in the start menu.  These programs' shortcuts work correctly for me as well if I access them in the all programs menu.
    Friday, January 11, 2008 2:47 AM