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In my desktop all icons changed to paint link [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question rohinivelu 6Posts Tuesday February 25, 2014Registration date August 9, 2014 Last seen - Last answered on Mar 20, 2017 at 01:59 AM by rchad81
in my lap all icons in the desktop,start menu,and in the toolbar turned to a link of paint, even run comment is not coming ( actually I right click a shortcut in my pen drive and select open with and then I selected the paint to open,,so that it comes I think,,plss help me pls pls plsssssssssss ,,even if I open the internet explorer it comes like windows cannot open this with paint
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Download the following

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/159134d1312706820-default-file-type-associations-restore-default_lnk_-shortcut-.reg

Save the .reg file to your desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

Restart the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file (in Notepad), right-click the file (before opening it) and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
The Zone- Jan 19, 2015 at 10:21 AM
Thanks it worked for me after downloading your link and selecting Run, I had a warning was I sure I wanted to open & change a KEY Value.. Yes to all. I had spent most of my day after I stupidly hit the wrong program!..

All my icons on desktop, start menu toolbar turned to super anti spyware after I went to open a document, open with choose program. I selected the wrong program "SUPERAntiSpyware" and now all icons and programs showing this I cant open or start the named file or program. I originally thought I had a virus but after collecting my thoughts after panic I found your solution, I trusted it and it worked fine. Thanks for your helpful post. The Zone
The Zone- Jan 19, 2015 at 10:37 AM
I should have said I am using Windows 7 64- Bit I also did not have to merge or select Registry or open a document. I just hit Run and said yes to any warnings restarted my PC and all was back to normal. Thanks Again..
ramya- Mar 25, 2015 at 03:34 PM
thank u so much pa... I too face this problem. u r great
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i think u misunderstood my question,,,in my lap all desktop and other icons in start menu changed to paint link,,if I right click internet explorer it is opening,but my other files in desktop is not opening,,it comes like windows cannot open this file in paint,,even I download registration entries and run that,,but there is no change..plss solve my problem pls pls pls
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widows 7
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Hello

Click right on the IE shortcut, select open with and select IE.
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Which version of Windows do you have?
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i m using widows 7
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wowwww..its working thank uuu soo muchhh....u made my day great

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