Why did most of the programs and files on my desktop change to .lnk?

diego perez - garcia March 12, 2012

Ok, so I don’t know what I did, but almost all of my files and program extensions changed to .lnk.  Now they all try to open with Photo Gallery. I don’t know what I did to cause this and I’m not sure how to fix it. Please help!

  1. dirend
    October 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Thanxxx!!!! This helped a lot!
    I tried the both wn 7 reg fle thing and start menu thing didn't know which one worked.But it worked!!! :D

  2. lithya
    August 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    wow.......thankzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz a lotttttttttttttttttttttt..........................was much helpful:):):)

  3. Amit kumar
    June 2, 2012 at 6:27 am

    my all desktop icons are open with MS word by default and I'm unable to restore its default formate. I don’t know what I did to cause this and I’m not sure how to fix it. Please help!

    March 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm
  5. Anonymous
    March 12, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Are you on windows 7?

    you have file association problem.

    If you have a windows restore point then go back to earlier state where everything was fine.

    download this file, extract and click
    you have file association problems. for windows 7
    you can try the following from winhelponline
    for vista
    if you cant extract then try on another desktop recover the files and launch them on your desktop

    -- right click on start button
    -- select properties
    -- in start menu tab, click on customize
    -- find the default programs entry and make sure to mark box next to it
    -- click on ok, then apply and then ok

    -- click on start
    -- click on default programs
    -- click on set your default programs and wait for it to load
    -- click on windows media player
    -- click on choose defaults for this program at bottom of screen
    -- select the options you want this program to open by checking the box next to it. If you see any entries that are not media files, such as word, pdf, etc., that are not multimedia files, uncheck them.
    -- Once you have selected the defaults for it, click on save
    -- try the new settings

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