Repair Windows 7 Shortcuts
This registry file can be used to reset the Windows 7 shortcut files (*.lnk) back to their default file associations.
Windows 7 can lose it’s default file associations for .lnk files if you are infected with a virus or if a user inadvertently causes a file type association problem.
This file is used as described in a recent article Windows Icons Are All The Same and all icons launched Windows Media Center regardless of the program the user tries to launch.
To use this file to repair Windows 7 shortcuts:
- Click the ‘Like‘ button in the download area below to begin the file download. (it’s the only way I can find friends ;). This will release the download file.
- Save the file lnk_reg_fix.reg.zip to your desktop.
- Unzip lnk_reg_fix.zip using your favorite unzipper!
- Double click the lnk_reg_fix.reg and accept the file merge warnings (or right click and choose Merge from the context menu.).
- Click OK when confirmed.
- Restart Windows.
This download is provided free and without any guarantee that it will solve your problems. You may however use it as you wish and distribute it freely to your friends and colleagues if it’s of some use.
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Updated July 6th - Fixed broken download link.