All my icons change to internet explorer [Solved/Closed]

Hi Ying - Jan 9, 2011 at 10:55 PM - Latest reply:  salah
- Oct 25, 2017 at 02:11 AM
Hello,

Does any one can help me? I have met a problem, all my icons of the program listed in start menu have change to internet explorer icons. I don't know why. When I opened them, it asked me to save or run. I have know ideas to deal with this problem. Please help!! Thank you in advance.
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1.go to start menu.
2.run command
3.regedit in run command.
4.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\software\microsoft\windows\currentvershion\explorer\flexts\
5.search for .lnk ext.
6.delete hole .lnk key or delete the user choice key on that.
7 just restart
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thanks a lot man. it worked for me.
Thnks ur trick was supper
Dear Friends,

Thanks for sharing solution. My issue has been resolved.

Thanks
Diwan Goswami
jack4rall 6524 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Jan 10, 2011 at 06:21 AM
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Hello,

Try this 1

Check whether you are able to perform system restore or not. Try restoring your

PC by doing system restore.

Good Luck
suppose when I installed new softwares ...icon of installed software also appeared like internet explorer sir .........kindly help me
hi jack

I also have d same issue for last 1 yr..i followed ur instruction nd now my comp s workin good..thanks alot for ur guide..thank u once again..
Worked first time thank you.
how to system restore mine has error
elanges 1 Posts Thursday November 1, 2012Registration date November 1, 2012 Last seen - Nov 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM
omg, my desktop icons changed to mozilla firefox and I was searching for a solution for this problem since a month ago.. thank god I saw this page.. really so kind of you sir. thanks a lot jack4rall. now my laptop working as normal.. thxxxxx
mark_louis68 7 Posts Tuesday October 4, 2011Registration date October 5, 2011 Last seen - Oct 4, 2011 at 08:35 AM
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If the .LNK files doesn't work, this can be because the underlying .EXE association has been broken often by some programs improperly changing the registry
or the association in the registry can become corrupted.

Perform system restore to undo system changes to your computer without affecting your personal files, such as e?mail, documents, or photos.

Follow these steps to restore your computer to an earlier point in time:

To restore system files and settings using a recommended restore point:

1. Open System Restore by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type System Restore, and then, in the list of results, click System Restore.
If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. Click Recommended restore, and then click Next.
If there isn't a recommended restore point, follow the steps below to choose a specific restore point.
3. Review the restore point, and then click Finish.

To restore system files and settings using a specific restore point

1. Open System Restore by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type System Restore, and then, in the list of results, click System Restore.
If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. Do one of the following:
* If there is a recommended restore point, click Choose a different restore point, and then click Next.
* If there isn't a recommended restore point, click Next.

3. Click the restore point that you want, and then click Next.
To view the programs and drivers that will be affected (which could include programs that will be deleted), click Scan for affected programs.
4. Review the restore point, and then click Finish.
A delete of the LNK resolved it all, Thank you!!!