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Windows 7: All the shortcut icons have changed to same icon lnk files!

24 Feb 2014   #1
jgong

windows7 Enterprise
 
 
All the shortcut icons have changed to same icon lnk files!

All my desktop and startup shortcut icons have changed to a same icon lnk files and i cannot open any of them. Please can someone give me any solution?
I have used any solution from Google and Microsoft, but unfortunately all the advises doesn't have any help, I have tried to clean the REG,FileExts\.lnk, and scaned by malwarebytes &HitmanPro& so on, Set Associations/Change which programs Windows uses by default, but no any help! also I have tried many LnkFix &exeFix software, but the problem still in existence
Why????
I don't have a restore point, but what's the cause of this issue??? are there any good solution except restore or reinstall system ?
and I remember that this problem occured usually by windows system.




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24 Feb 2014   #2
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

See if this helps: Default File Type Associations - Restore

I think you might want to start by resetting the default for .exe. The tutorial had a "reset to default" for every file type

You can download each .reg file or download a zipped folder that contains all of the .reg files.
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24 Feb 2014   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello jgong, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed .lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below should be able to help. It will restore the default association for .lnk (shortcut) files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Feb 2014   #4
jgong

windows7 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you for your reply, but I have tried this many times before and I just tried too,but the problem still existed, So I want to throw it out now


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24 Feb 2014   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks for the screenshots.

It looks as though everything, except MS Office, thinks it's associated with IE.

I'm not sure which one you tries, the .exe or the .lnk

Brink knows this stuff inside out. If you haven't tried Brink's suggestion, please do and report the results.
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