All files changed to .lnk files

November 11, 2009 at 22:51:14
Specs: Windows 7

I was checking some history on my computer when one of the programs wouldn't open and a window popped up asking me what program to use. It was a video file, so I chose Windows Media Player. The video still wouldn't open, and then suddenly all my desktop icons changed. The properties show that they have all been changed to .lnk files rather than .exe, etc. I cannot open a thing. Many different fixes say to run a registry fix in Notepad, but I can't even open Notepad because Windows Media Player is trying to open everything. I have performed a number of searches online for help, and although there have been many previous similar problems reported, I could find no problems reported in Windows 7.

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November 12, 2009 at 05:25:44

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Bryan


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January 1, 2010 at 20:13:15

Same deal with me. Tried the download for vista which supposedly fixed a reg on windows 7 according to one of the forums on this site. No clue how to fix this please help. Every icon is the same. I can change the icon but thats it they are all LNK as well? Just happened Please help.

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