Shortcuts (.lnk) default is changed

Good Day Everyone!

I accidentally changed the default program to be opened by a shortcut file.

All shortcuts of mine will open itself using notepad++ instead opening itself as .exe file or so.

How do i fix this problem?

 

Dhagz

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Hi,

References to Vista also apply to Windows 7.

When you double-click an .EXE file, the program may not launch, instead it may open in Notepad
(displaying the .exe contents), or may launch in any other application.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/exeasso.htm

Restore the .exe file association in Windows Vista, after incorrectly associating it with another application
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/165/1/Restore-the-exe-file-association-in-Windows-Vista-after-incorrectly-associating-it-with-another-application.html

Reset the lnk - Shortcut link (LNK) files.

Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

How to Unassociate a File Extension Type in Vista and a utility to help (Windows 7 too)
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91920-unassociate-file-extention-type.html

How to Set Default Associations for a Program in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2630-default-programs-set-programs-default-associations.html

How to Change the Default Program a File Type Opens With in Windows 7 http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/12196-open-change-default-program.html

How to Associate a File Type or Protocol Default Program in Window 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/9154-default-programs-associate-file-type-protocol.html

How to Hide or Show Known File Type Extensions in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/10570-file-extensions-hide-show.html#post101629

Hope this helps.


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