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Windows 7: How to fix all shortcuts (.lnk) back to open with default.


19 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
How to fix all shortcuts (.lnk) back to open with default.

navigate to this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk >> just delete the keys highlighted in yellow as shown in the photo below. and log off and back on again.. there... should be all fixed ..Hope This Helps..



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19 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've never pointed users that way, but this works easily too Default File Type Associations - Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums
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19 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Oh.. this is for a current user accounts.. i found this so that standard users won't need administrative permissions to merge a registry file like the ones in the link you gave me.. But your right, that way could be faster!
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