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Shortcuts-"Find target" not working

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i have noticed that for all the shortcuts when i go to properties and click "find target" nothing happens.
it may be some due to some deleted registry keys.if someone has the answer to this problem,it will be highly appreciated

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Hello ulysses9776 and welcome to Geeks to Go!

Any particular reason you think it is "deleted registry keys" causing the issue? Did you delete some registry keys? :)

Try the following fix from Kelly's Korner:
12. EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP

Let me know if it helps.

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How do the registry repair links from Kelly's work? Do you have to save it to your hard drive as an executable file (*.exe) or something else to get it to run? I was able to view the file but could not determine to make it run.

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"Copy" the text of Kelly's file into Notepad.
"Save" to Desktop with a .reg extension.
Double click the .reg file.
Answer in the affirmative to the confirmation dialog.

Note: If all that happens when you double click the .reg file is that it reopens in Notepad, your system is set to prevent accidental Registy changes. Not a bad thing. In such a case, simply right-click the .reg file and choose "Open With..." Select Regedit (Registry Editor) and continue as above.
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