Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:50 AM
Please do not post using all capital letters, mainly because it's considered to be the online equivalent of shouting which is just plain bad manners, but also because it makes for difficult reading. Many forum helpers will simply ignore such posts, so it's in your own interests not to do it.
As to your desktop shortcuts problem, check the "Properties" of each shortcut, in particular where it says "Start in:"
in there it should have the full path to the folder which contains the executable file for that application, wrapped in quotes.
As an example, for the Firefox icon's properties, the "Start in:" box should say "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox"