i just meant that each time you were putting +200 you thought you were adding another 200. but really there should only be one score for the item that you are "changing" each time. it's a bit confusing. you aren't adding 200 each time you type +200, you are simply saying over and over again, give this file a single 200 point bonus during matching.
but i'm glad you found a better more general solution regarding shortcuts vs. exe files.
Another REALLY IMPORTANT thing for people to remember:
FARR gives a big bonus to any program as soon as you launch it once. so if the file you want to launch comes up not quite first place on your initial search -- it's very likely that after you launch it once, it will be at the top next time, and forever after, without you needing to take any corrective action. it will also be found much quicker next time because it is in the FARR history cache.