If you receive error There was a problem sending the command to the program on Windows 7, while using desktop shortcuts, internet links or Excel, then this article will help you.
There was a problem sending the command to the program
You might get this error message while click on Desktop shortcuts and Internet links etc. Most of the times setting Internet Explorer as default web browser used to fix the problem.
- Open Internet Explorer
- Go to Tools and click on Internet Options
- Then click on Programs Tab
- Then Click on “Make Default”
If that does not resolve your problem then we might need to reset your IE settings. Follow this link to find more on this.
It’s also reported that this error is faced when we are try to open Excel documents as well.
To fix that issue we have to change DDE setting in Excel.
For Excel 2010:
- Open Excel go to File and Click on Options
- Then click on advance
Hope it helps!
If you face this problem when you click on any program shortcut, you might want to consider deleting the old shortcut and creating a new one in its place. This is known to work many a times!