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?





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.

Restore the .exe file association in Windows Vista, after incorrectly associating it with another application

Reset the lnk - Shortcut link (LNK) files.

Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations

How to Unassociate a File Extension Type in Vista and a utility to help (Windows 7 too)

How to Set Default Associations for a Program in Windows 7

How to Change the Default Program a File Type Opens With in Windows 7

How to Associate a File Type or Protocol Default Program in Window 7

How to Hide or Show Known File Type Extensions in Windows 7

Hope this helps.

Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current
Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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Last updated May 31, 2020 Views 102,282 Applies to: