Wine: can't start .lnk

Wine (6.4) cannot start .lnk files anymore. This is what I get whenever I try to start any windows program from a menu entry in my Manjaro KDE: “There is no Windows program configured to open this type of file.”


And then, a bunch of these errors:


Any ideas on how to solve this issue?

Execute the following command:

wine start szYourProgram.lnk

Will correctly launch an application, using a standard MS binary format .lnk file.
This assumes that the target executable, of the .lnk binary link file, actually exists in your current WINEPREFIX!


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That is the method used to launch the application in the command line for the menu entry, and it stopped working. I think this is related to this: WineHQ Bugzilla – Bug 50867 – wine start /unix stopped working in 6.5
For me the only solution to this issue was to downgrade wine.

Here you can find packages of older versions of wine and any other packages.

You can install for example like this

sudo pacman -U