Ok, there definitelly is a sever problem there. I've just tried opening the shortcut to calc on notepad, and the result was very similar to that.
Can you try making a shortcut to a file and open it by double-clicking it? (outside of farr)
Something with the association of shortcuts might be messed up.
Also, please try something else: go to farr's options and toggle "Always launch shortcuts directly...", maybe that helps.
How about for other file types? What happens when you open an .mp3 orr a .wav file on farr?
Thanks a lot for taking the time to sort this out, hopefully solving the problem for you will help solving the problem for other people suffering from the same issue..