Which program opens .lnk files ?

March 7, 2011 at 09:09:49
Specs: Windows 7
I accidentally changed the default program for opening .lnk files, or shortcuts - to Media Player. Now every shortcut opens with that program.
Which program opens .lnk files ??

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March 7, 2011 at 09:35:47
I've done that with all my EXE's for some reason. Imagine my fun.

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From the site:
No worries, that's not a biggie and can be easily fixed in a couple of minutes. There are a couple of ways to do it, read both:

Option 1:

- Go to Start -> "Control Panel" -> Click on Porgrams
- Click on "Default Programs"
- Click on "Associate a file type or protocol with a program." to open the "Set Associations" menu.
- Scroll through the list of extensions to locate the .lnk file extension. The listing will show the description and the current default program associated with it.
- Click on the extension (to select it) and then click on "Change Program."
- Select the program you would like to open *.lnk file types.
- Click on OK.

Option 2 (If Option1 fails):

Simply download following file, unzip it, and run it. It will make necessary changes to the registry. Restart the computer and it should be fine.


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