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What to Do When Shortcuts Are Changed to LNK Files in Windows 7

Windows allows you to customize your shortcuts so that you can quickly access your favorite webpages and programs directly from your computer's desktop.However, if you discover that all of your shortcut icons have been changed to LNK files, this tutorial will show you how to reverse this issue.

Fix Shortcut Icons Changed to LNK Files in Windows 7

  • Go to Start > Run, and type regedit. Press Enter.
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\. Delete the User Choice folder, close the registry editor, and restart your machine.

Upon startup, your icons should be back to normal.

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My laptop problem of shortcuts on desktop got solved..really of great help...thank u
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thanks a lot bro i was very worried that what happened to my pc but now it is fixed!
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