I've set up a shortcut to a PDF document on my desktop. However, when I click on the shortcut icon, I get the warning dialog box which states 'This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.'
I have gone to Start > Control Panel > Folder Options and clicked on the 'File Types' tab. Under 'Registered file types Extensions' is listed 'PDF Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Document' so I don't understand why the file won't open.
If I launch Adobe Acrobat first, I can then open the file but loose the convenience of the shortcut.
Any assistance given would be much appreciated. I'm running Windows XP Professional SP2.
Hi Charlie Babbage. It certainly looks like you're doing the right thing. Right click on the shortcut and select "Properties" Then copy the "Target" file name and paste it here so we can see what it is without any risk of you inadvertantly changing it. Not that I expect to find anything wrong, but mistakes easily creep in.