Cannot create shortcuts on desktop

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  1. ameneses54

    ameneses54 Senior Member

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    If I right click on the desktop/new/shortcut, nothing happens. Before I had a window open to input the data for the shortcut.
    Please advice.
     
  2. Elmer

    Elmer Extraordinary Member

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    Sounds like your new shortcut wizard / link association has become corrupted. The following saved as Fix Lnk.reg when merged into your registry will fix it.
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK]
    @="lnkfile"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{000214EE-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{000214F9-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{00021500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellNew]
    "Handler"="{ceefea1b-3e29-4ef1-b34c-fec79c4f70af}"
    "IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
      74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
      00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
      31,00,36,00,37,00,36,00,39,00,00,00
    "ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30397"
    "MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30318"
    "NullFile"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellNew\Config]
    "DontRename"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
    @="Shortcut"
    "EditFlags"=dword:00000001
    "FriendlyTypeName"="@shell32.dll,-4153"
    "IsShortcut"=""
    "NeverShowExt"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\CLSID]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Compatibility]
    @="{1d27f844-3a1f-4410-85ac-14651078412d}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
    @="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\DropHandler]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\IconHandler]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
    @="{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}"
    
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.LNK\UserChoice]
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.LNK\OpenWithProgids]
    "lnkfile"=hex(0):
    
    
    I'm attaching the zipped .reg file as well.

    View attachment LNK FIX.zip
     

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