'Windows cannot find'.......but it does !!.

  Kalb 16:13 13 Oct 2008

Clicking on almost all of my desktop shortcuts brings up the error notice 'Windows cannot find.... followed by the address of the item I am trying to open......followed by 'Make sure you typed the address correctly' etc
Then immediately the shortcut opens with no problem.
Close the shortcut and the error notice is still there until you click 'OK'
Deleting a shortcut and replacing it with a new one does not stop the error notice appearing.
Anyone have any ideas how to stop the error notices appearing ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:22 13 Oct 2008

Repair XP by replacing corrupt files

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
click here

  Kalb 19:22 13 Oct 2008

Thanks Fruit Bat
Will give it a spin & report back
I notice that via My Computer, Local Disk C, R click. Properties, General tab...at the bottom is a choice... 'Allow indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching' which is selected.
I'm not sure what would happen if I deselected that option ?
For the moment I will leave this alone & try the sfc /scannow option

  Technotiger 19:25 13 Oct 2008

You can safely 'turn-off' Indexing. In any case it only slows things down, as opposed to speeding things up, which is what it is supposed to do.

  Technotiger 19:27 13 Oct 2008

Also if you have XP, in Powertoys for Windows (downloadable if you do not already have it) is a little program to Repair Icons, which is very efficient.

  Kalb 19:52 13 Oct 2008

Have run sfc /scannow and there is nothing to report....nothing found
Will try turning off the indexing to see if that sorts the problem
Thanks Technotiger

  Technotiger 19:56 13 Oct 2008

If all else fails, run click here in its default settings, could be just a glitch in the registry.

  Kalb 20:12 13 Oct 2008

Have turned off the indexing & run CCleaner & the problem is still there !!
Will try the Repair Icons suggestion next
Thanks for now

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