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Windows 7: how do I change windows7 back to default

20 Jan 2014   #1
oscarpro

windows 7
 
 
how do I change windows7 back to default

By accident I right click on a desktop icon and selected the "open with" program to internet explorer. Everything on my desktop and taskbar changed to the IE icon. How do I get my program back to windows7 or to the default...


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20 Jan 2014   #2
derekimo

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Sounds like you changed the .lnk extension,

See if downloading the .lnk reg file from here,

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Follow the instructions to merge the reg file and see if it fixes it.
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20 Jan 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

If all else fails, do a System Restore to before you made this change.
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21 Jan 2014   #4
oscarpro

windows 7
 
 

Thanks everyone, especially "derikimo" my problem has been solved
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21 Jan 2014   #5
derekimo

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You're welcome, glad you got it fixed.
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