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Windows 7 - All shorcuts have been changed to LNK files

November 2015

All your shortcut icons have been changed to LNK files and you can't open any software!


  • Go to Start > Run > type "regedit" and press the Enter key
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\ .
  • Delete user choice folder, close registry editor and restart your machine.


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