Thanks for the help, Mouser
It's strange, but some shortcuts work great with FARR, while others continue to start up as text files. After unchecking the box, most resolve to the correct executable.
Using both xplorer2 and windows explorer, the LNK files open great. But the ones that don't resolve (they just point to the LNK in the start menu), continue to open up in Notepad.
Wierd...I'll continue to look and see if it's a local problem.