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category: Software
RAM: 72
Processor: Pentium
MHz: 120
Operating System: Windows 98
Date: 08 Aug 1999


Believe this is a Windows software problem. I have a shortcut on desktop, when clicked says "cannot find app, it is used for this file type" It is not in my Startup Config. sys.  I ran find files and folders, for system and on Win98 CD, not there.  Is this file named something else, or where do I find it?  I can open this shortcut by right clicking, then open, so it is more of a pain than anything else. I have recreated this shortcut several times with the same results.  It is a shortcut to Drive D, which is also in My Computer, that one clicked does the same thing. I have a third partition, Drive E that works just fine.

Thank You!

The Answer

Unfortunately, I'm having a little hard time interpreting  your question but I'll take a stab at what I think you are asking about.  You are trying to make a shortcut to your D: drive and when you click on it, Windows looks for a program associated with the file extension of the shortcut or what it thinks it's trying to open.  

A real easy and sure fire way to make a shortcut to a drive on your desk top it to open 'My Computer' and press the right mouse button and hold it down while your on top of the drive you want to make the shortcut to.  Now while still holding the right mouse button down, drag it out onto your desk top and release the mouse button.  Now a menu will pop up.  Select Create Shortcut(s) Here.  

If your D: drive located under 'My Computer' is also giving this error then you have different problems.  The Windows Operating system is probably at fault.  Although, first you should get a up to date antiviral software and scan you drives for viruses.  It is probable a virus could be causing this problem.

Since I'm a little unclear about the question I will stop here.  If I did not understand the question, please resubmit the question and we will try again. 


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