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I'm working on a buddies laptop and I can't seem to find the answer. If I double click an icon it won't open, it will start to open but seems to crash or something of that sort. If I go to run as and uncheck the protected software box it will open. It will also open if I right click and choose open. Anyone know why it might not open by double clicking? I do not get any messages about file type, etc..
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Does the .exe show up at all in the Task Manager when you double click it? You might also check the event log and see if it has reported any errors
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Check the file source? The shortcut could be broken
    
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    If you right-click the icon, is the default (bold) action "Open" ?  If not, click "Open" and see if it works then.  What kinds of icons are affected?  Desktop icons only, or other icons as well?
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