Windows - All my files are opening with the picture manager

October 2016


Since yerterday all my files are opening with the picture manager? I'm unable to launch any of my applications.


1 - Go to Start and in the search bar, type Regedit and press Enter

2 - The registry editor opens, click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER

3 - Then click on Software

4 - Then, click on Microsoft

5 - Then click on Windows

6 - Then click on Current Version

7 Then click Explorer

8 Then click FileExt

9 - Then click .lnk or the file type that matches your problem.

10 - Then you will see UserChoice. Delete this file.

11 - Close the Registry Editor

12 - Restart computer for your icons to be restored.

Thanks to Truster for this tip.

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