lnk extensions on every file from desktop to start menu

July 17, 2012 at 07:30:52
Specs: Windows xp, Intel 2GB

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.Appreciate your help... Every file on my system has lnk extension nothing works. I am using windows xp home edition and try to get into registry editor it will not allowed me to do it. When I try to get go there. It just comes up with a box says windows cannot open this file do you want to go online or select file from computer. Can someone help please?

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July 17, 2012 at 12:05:34
Boot to Safe Mode (start tapping F8 when you switch on) and choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt. At the prompt, type assoc .exe=exefile and press Enter. There will be no acknowledgement, just type exit and press Enter. Now press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and restart the computer.

You may also have to restore the .exe association using Safe Mode with Networking. Download it here http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/f...

As soon as you can access your ‘anti’ programs, run them to clear out any lingering infections.

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July 17, 2012 at 14:13:32

download the program. Run the program and it should fix the issue.

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July 24, 2012 at 09:00:37
Thanks for your solutions as both solutions didn't work as I had to send back to the shop to get it fixed somehow it defaults all the folders to .lnk so .exe didn't work.

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