desktop icons turned into .lnk files
Hi Bradner ,
Clicking on the .Lnk files should open up the associated .exe files. However 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.
You may try changing the file association from the Control Panel.
Navigate the following location to change the file association.
Start \Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations
Instructions on how to change is provided in the link below.
Change which programs Windows uses by default
If that doesn’t help, please follow Sean Zhu’s post on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 6:26 AM from the link below on how to restore the .link file association.
That should do the trick.
Shinmila H - Microsoft Support
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