Can’t open software with a shortcut


After updating/upgrading a program, double-clicking the shortcut fails to open and gives this dialog shown in figure 1, stating, Problem with Shortcut: The parameter is incorrect.”.

Fig.1: Error box when trying to open a program from a shortcut.

Probable Resolution #1:

What is the target (right click the shortcut > properties) for the shortcut? This can also be found going to “Open File Location” in the context menu.

You can re-path the shortcut through the target box.

Fig.2: Target box showing the shortcut path.

Probable Resolution #2

Delete the shortcut that is no longer working. Then, navigate to the EXE file of the program and create a new shortcut through the context menu.

Fig. 3: Create shortcut for an executable through the context menu.

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