Accidentally (obviously) when I right-clicked a shortcut under the recently-viewed documents menu under the start button I selected "open with Staroffice 6.0" when prompted, and "Always use this program" was checked. So my problem now is that even my desktop (.lnk) shortcuts don't work when double-clicked. Staroffice doesn't know how to handle .lnk shortcut files. Ideas on how to rectify this problem? I need Windows to handle .lnk shortcuts like it used to. Now every time I want to open a program, with the exception of IE, I've got to go to WIndows Explorer and double-click on the executable file itself, which is getting annoying. Many thanks in advance.