Solved desktop icons change everything to .lnk file

January 20, 2011 at 10:40:58
Specs: Windows 7


does anyone help me fix my desktop icon change everything to .lnk file. I have tried everything system restore, boot up but the icons were still the same and if you right click to open any icons shortcut program like internet explorer it appears file download name Internet Explorer.lnk then Internet Explorer has stop working. And I tried to go to Default Programs and Associate a file type and point to the icon Internet Explorer .lnk LNK FILE and then change program to internet explorer and restart. After that, it does'nt change anything. I have WinRAR and I don't know what to do to make the shortcut icon program back...please help, it drives me crazy....Appreciate your help...


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January 20, 2011 at 12:52:23
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honeyjoy, Try the exe file association fix at the link below. If it's just shortcuts try the lnk file association fix, Instructions are on the page,

Windows 7 - Default File Type Associations - Restore


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January 21, 2011 at 12:51:31


I would like to ask if i have to buy zip file to download? So I can extract the .reg? all my files turned to the extension .LNK instead of .exe ect. and its really hard to navigate my computer, I cant even open notepad. Every single file on my computer has conformed to this .LNK extension. I cannot open any of my programs. Say I double click a shortcut on my desktop to go to internet explorer I get a file download window popup asking me if I want to open save or cancel just as if I were downloading any other file. I have tried an system restore but I believe that the .LNK extension change has not allowed me to. All my computers files are .LNK and can not be accessed. But if I go to open new window I have internet access to any sites. I have a winrar file and theres a zip file but I cant navigate the exe. Please help me i dont know what to do....thanks

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January 21, 2011 at 14:53:22

honeyjoy, You don't have to buy anything. Just download the exe and lnk file fixes then either double click them to unzip them or right click and choose extract. After that double click the reg file or right click the reg file and choose merge the contents into the registry.


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March 28, 2011 at 05:51:50
the file association is not able to complete the process

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July 28, 2011 at 06:48:44

Download the lnkfix from below location

Read the info at below location before applying it-

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August 7, 2011 at 10:39:31

hi plz some one help me to prevent desktop icons and start menu files in windows media center type i have tried the two tricks but doesnt work plz help me to prevent them in media type, like mozila ,enternet explorer,real player ,vlc player,all player etc

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