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Dell Inspiron i1764-76290bk 17.3
September 9, 2010 at 22:53:53
Specs: Windows 7, 4 g RAM, 500 g hard drive
I am using Windows 7 Home Premium as my OS. I was opening a photo and when asked what program to use, I selected windows media player. Now all my desktop icons and start up files show that they are .LNK and none of the .exe run. When I click on an icon or start up menu item, it goes to media player and says it cannot perform the function. In order to even use my laptop, I had to create a new user. Older posts show a zip file that is Lnkfix_vista and is supposed to work on Vista or Windows 7. I downloaded the file and when I try to execute it and extract, it only opens a notepad. Please help--my PC is 5 months old and dummy me did not make a restore point! But I do have a very recent back up of whole PC on a Click Free Backup drive. Is there an easy way tp get my old icons back and have my start up items work too? Or do I have to restore all files to the newly created user and then delete the old user? Please provide info in step-by-step instructions. Thanks so very much!! Fran

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September 10, 2010 at 06:49:08
FrancieMR, Try the LNK and EXE File Association Fixes at the link below. I'd try the LNK fix first. Post back as to the results.

File Association Fixes for Windows 7


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September 10, 2010 at 11:55:45
I did as you instructed. When I extract the zipped file, all I get is a notepad with the program written on it. Same for both lnk and exe. When I tried to do right click and selected merge, nothing happened on either.
Any further suggestion is appreciated. Although I have a;lready established a new user and am migrating files to it. If this new user action is the "fix", what happens when I delete the original user?
Thanks for any help, Fran

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September 25, 2010 at 12:23:20
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after hours of work, nothing happen
I download reg file for exe and lnk that's not help me

I try something and it's work like charm
1-download LNK reg file or Exe reg
2-Thin RIGHT CLICK on it
3-open with, choose Registry Editor
booooooom everything go back normal

hope that's work for u
OS:WIN7 Basic
all icons befoer was relplayer icon

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April 22, 2011 at 01:51:44
B7r be blessed,it worked!!!

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