Problem with shortcut?

By coadyh
Mar 21, 2008
  1. i have a lacie 160gb hard drive that I store movies and music on, The other day i re installed windows vista ultimate and i went to watch one of my movies i clicked the link and it says " PROBLEM WITH SHORTCUT, The Item "divx movies" that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly" the files are still there becuase my memory on the hard drive didnt change its still 122 gigs free.

    any suggestions?

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Open up the properties of the shortcut and see where it points to. If the location is on your hard drive (that you probably formatted), then the original data is gone for good.
  3. coadyh

    coadyh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    even if the other 200 cds i had on it are still there and the shortcuts still work for those?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    We have no way of knowing where you put your video, how you have arranged the data on your LaCie or whether you even know the difference between shortcuts and files.

    Open the properties of this shortcut and see where the target file is expected to be. Then make an educated guess, whether the target file could exist somewhere or not. It could be that the original location was deleted and overwritten. It could be that the target location has simply been moved or renamed. It could be that the shortcut is completely irrelevant and your target file is in another location on your hard drive. It could be that this movie never existed in the first place and this shortcut is a Trojan installer waiting for a chance to install some porn advertising program on your computer.
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