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10-09-2010, 08:58 AM
My friend has accidentally opened a shortcut in notepad and now they all open in notepad. Is there anyway to fix this. BTW tried to open them with original apps but they don't and he can't do a sys restore.

Speedy Gonzales
10-09-2010, 09:02 AM
Gi to control panel / default programs, and find the option, change it

10-09-2010, 09:46 AM
Not that simple for generic .lnk files, Speedy, unless you can be a lot more specific in how to fix them from control panel.

icow - first, get your friend to sort out the restore problem as it can solve many problems such as this. Before running the fix I am going to point to, a system restore point should be created.

Go here http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

Download the zipped reg file for "lnk", extract and run the reg file (after creating a restore point, of course!).