I opened a file named “Burnout(TM) Paradise The Ultimate Box” and it changed all my start menu items and other icons on the desktop into LNK files. How can I resolve this?
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to keep your customized file associations, restore to an early system point using system restore.
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I was about to toss my cpu out my window.
Thank you so much. I was about to toss my cpu out the window.
Hello, first of all I would give your computer a full scan with your antivirus/antimalware. You could download the portable version of superantispyware:
Once downloaded run, run the SAS_***.com file by clicking on it. Run a full scan and get rid of any entries found. After doing this, give your computer a full scan with your antivirus. If everything checks clean you can download the .exe fixer file. If you are running windows 7, download the .exe fixer file from the following location:
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you have file association corruption, which windows you have?
1. Open the Registry Editor (click Windows + R, type regedit, hit enter).
2. Navigate to this registry branch: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerFileExts.lnk
3. Find the subkey called User Choice and delete it.
4. Close Registry Editor.
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thanking you sir ............
my pc working properly
Glad that worked for you, i know how much can be annoying if we cant click on the icons or another program launches. Thanks for your reply.
Just got Laptops from the school and this happened to me :S
even though we pay they didnt give me administrative rights now i have to go see the mean teachers that will prob blame me for stuffing around on it :S sucks so much :(
thanks sir it worked out fine and i am not having the problem anymore!!!
Excellent solution. It worked. Thank you.
Can you tell me how to preform this action for windowsxp. It didn't work for me.
The only thing that works on my computer is explorer.
Everything is changed to an .lnk
Do a virus scan on your computer.Did you tried the software solution suggested above? If it doesn't helped you then try using system restore.
for windows xp
LNK (Shortcut) File Association Fix (Restores Default Shortcut Behavior)
Thanks to you Sir, my system is fine now.
Works fine if you can open regedit, I cannot open anything