All my software have the same icons

April 2018


After recovering from a virus infection ,I'm faced with another serious issue, all of my software and .exe files have the same icon.

When I double click on one of the icons, a window appears asking me : "Would you open or save this file?" and when I click open or save, it keeps prompting me with the same error message.


  • Open the registry editor:
  • Start/in the Search tab type: regedit
  • Expand the following key
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\
  • If the UserChoise folde is present, simply delete it.
  • Close the registry editor and Reboot your PC.
Published by deri58. Latest update on September 18, 2010 at 05:52 AM by deri58.
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