I used ApplicationMover to move some applications to a second drive, which worked fine but it didn't update the desktop shortcuts. So I deleted and recreated them. Now every time I try to use one I get asked "Do you want to open this file?" It describes the file as
Name: Quickbooks 2009.lnk Type: Shortcut From: .host
I have tried three different solutions, none of which worked (I took the http:// off of each because the system won't let me post more than one link, sorry):
support.microsoft.com/kb/555599 - describes how to activate a "My Computer" security zone (doesn't seem to have done anything)
www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-175517.php (post #3) - uses gpedit.msc to add the file type to the "Inclusion list for low risk file types"
I've also added \.host and .host to the list of Trusted Sites in IE.
Quickbooks does run after I hit the Open button; the extra step is just very annoying.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
PS As I'm typing this in there is a message telling me "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed". I don't know why it thinks that and I'm not sure how else to ask, so I'm posting anyway. If the Posting Police don't like my question, please tell me how to rephrase it. Thanks!