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#1 jdsmith61


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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:41 PM


All of the icons and programs on my wife's laptop havebeen changed to .lnk and I can't open anything. What can I do?

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:15 PM

Reset the file and program associations http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-ass...-for-windows-7/
Don't run the free scan, just download the script, right click, run as Administrator and merge the correct association.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 12:29 PM

Hmmm...lnk is the normal file extension indicating a shorcut.

Are you talking desktop icons...if so, most of those are shortcuts.


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