Unable to launch .lnk's


#1

Hi,

I’m brand new to Listary and purchased Pro today. My installation of Listary does not seem able to launch applications from their .LNKs.

For example, Ctrl-Ctrl -> Listary Opens -> Type in Notepad -> First result goes to the Programs/Accessories/Notepad.lnk -> Hit Enter -> Listary Closes -> Notepad does not open.

However if I search explicitly for notepad.EXE then it opens fine. This is consistent across all .lnk’s as far as I can tell.

I don’t know if this is user error or something else, any help appreciated.

Running:
Windows 10 Pro x64 Fall Creator’s Update
Listary Pro 5.00.2843

Thank you


#2

Same environment and versions here with no problems.
.lnk can be started as expected.


#3

Hi, if you press Win+R to open the Run dialog and paste a .lnk path there, can it be opened correctly?


#4

Hi Channing, thanks for looking at this.

Oddly enough if I give the Run dialog a path to a .lnk it opens just fine.

For example, the following correctly launches Notepad:

C:\Users\MYUSER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Notepad.lnk

I am somewhat mystified what could be causing this.


#5

Thanks for the info. I’ll check it.


#6

I too have had this issue, but only after updating Windows 10 to Fall Creator’s Update.


#7

Hello. Was there any resolution to this issue. I just downloaded and installed Listary on my Windows10 box and I cannot launch any .lnk with it. The .exe’s launch fine. I am running it as administrator. The .lnk files launch fine with windows runner and other launcher type applications (like Launchy and Executor).

I am working with Windows 10 Pro with Listary version 5.00.2843. Thanks.


#8

And why don’t you try it with the actual Listary beta ?
For me there is no problem executing .lnk files with it


#9

Hi, please give Listary 6 beta a try: Listary 6 Beta 🎉

Also make sure you’re not running Listary as admin.