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Windows 7: Changed default program on .lnk file, how do I fix it?

19 Apr 2013   #1
Madelyn

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Changed default program on .lnk file, how do I fix it?

Hi guys.
I was having a blonde moment and changed the default program for my dowloads.lnk folder to adobe reader and now most of my programs think they are adobe reader. Is there any way I can change the default settings without going into the registry editor as this is my school laptop and it won't allow me to use it. Any help would be appreciated.


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19 Apr 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Madelyn, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could download and merge the .reg file for the listed lnk option in the tutorial below to restore the default associations for all shortcuts.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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