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Windows 7: windows mediaplayer changed all icons

07 Jan 2010   #1

windows mediaplayer changed all icons

this problem is of friend's of mine. he has windows 7 on a new laptop. yesterday, he received a media file from a friend and after opening it, all his desktop and start-menu icons turned into media player. he can't open his files because media player starts to work.
we tried to uninstall but then his desktop and start menu are just blank. he can't access system restore and safe mode doesn't help.
how can he fix it without reinstalling his windows? any ideas?
thanks for help.

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07 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

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08 Jan 2010   #3


Thank you so much. it actually helped. he used LNK extension type and it all went back to normal.
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08 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Thanks for replying back! It's good to know that worked
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11 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7

Where is the file icon on media player for windows 7?
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