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#1 Cuessane

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 07:48 PM

I am unable to create a new shortcut on the desktop, or in any folder. When I click New -> Shortcut, nothing happens. The registry entry that determines whether you can create a new shortcut is intact (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew), and I even ran the command from the 'Run' command to be sure that appwiz.cpl was still intact, and I did not need to run System File Checker.

I used the RUN: rundll32.exe appwiz.cpl,NewLinkHere %userprofile%\desktop\ command line, and the New Shortcut Wizard opens just fine when the command line is run. It first asks for the location of the item to create a shortcut for, then asks you to name the shortcut. When you click finish, nothing happens. The window stays open, and just does not do anything. Also, the Favorite Links usually listed on the left of a folder view have been removed, and even clicking and dragging items in does not create a new shortcut.

I have used every scan I could think of, but nothing is coming up with any problems, other than tracking cookies. The list includes SUPER AntiSpyWare, HiJackThis, Spybot S&D, RootkitBuster, CCleaner, MBAM, several online scans, as well as having Avast and Windows Defender running 24/7.

Any help would be appreciated.

Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit)

Edited by Cuessane, 08 March 2009 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:15 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1160165

You might post over in the Vista forum
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#3 Cuessane

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:28 PM

Will do. And I solved the main problem in the other link, and felt that that post was no longer valid, as readers would have to read all the way to the final posts to find the current problem. Thus the new post, with a new topic, so as NOT to confuse the issue.

Thanks again.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:43 PM

You seem to have answered the question, Am I Infected?

That's why I suggested the Vista forum, there you will have access to other helpers who wouldn't see your post here.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:14 PM

Indeed, I hadnt even thought of it until you suggested it =) I reposted over there, this and the other topic can be closed, or just ignored.




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