I have all my files opening in Windows Media Center. I have downloaded the .exe file suggested by your website, unzipped it and added it to the registry. However, I observed no change. Please someone help me out!!!
thanks for help it work
my all programs type changed to ink file type can any one solve my problem????????????
did you try the registry fix?
hey all my programs turns also to .lnk file is that is a virus?
Did you try the registry fix?
It's not necessarily a virus, but to be safe, scan your system with Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials.
hey tina, keep scrolling but I can't find the .lnk....
the link to the registry fix can be found as option #2 in the very first reply by Aibek to this question: http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/change-fix-file-associations-windows-7/
Or just download the fix here: http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/lnkfix_vista.zip
It worked nicely. Thank you!!!
were you able to fix the file association with the above tips? Please update us. Thank you!
the .INK thing for vista works in windows 7!!!! i am so glad i found this site!!! inkfix_vista..... its the bomb!!! thnx ppl
We can modify registry to fix the issue.A fix can be downloaded
http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/lnkfix_vista.zip works on 7 also
I assume you followed the instructions to solve the problem in either this question or that question.
What do you mean you 'added it to the registry'?
Do you mean you unzipped and ran this program (link will download it) which applies changes to the registry?
Did you reboot your computer after doing that and still no changes?
As described in the first article mentioned above, you can also fix the .lnk file association manually. I will copy and paste from Aibek's answer:
- Go to Start -> "Control Panel" -> Click on Porgrams
- Click on "Default Programs"
- Click on "Associate a file type or protocol with a program." to open the "Set Associations" menu.
- Scroll through the list of extensions to locate the .lnk file extension. The listing will show the description and the current default program associated with it.
- Click on the extension (to select it) and then click on "Change Program."
- Select the program you would like to open *.lnk file types.
- Click on OK.
Did you try that? Please let us know so we can assist you further in case it didn't work!
thanks tina god bless
have the same problem but all my floders are shortcuts ,, so i dont know what programe to select to change the folders on my external hard drive to go back to normal and be able to open them
please check out these questions and the answers, sounds like similar issues:
Why can I no longer access folders on my Windows hard drive?
Why does my Windows system no longer show my folders?
If none of these solutions work, please ask a new question. Please indicate that you tried the solutions above. Thank you!