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Windows 7 Shortcuts are NOT working

Windows 7 – “.lnk” file association issue

My first post on Windows Operating System Issue (Just for a change).

Few days back, accidently my “.lnk” file association on Windows 7 system got changed to NOTEPAD.

The entire shortcuts are appearing with NOTEPAD icon.

The issue was really frustrating. I was not able to any of the shortcuts. If you click on any of the shortcuts the NOTEPAD was getting opened with some ASCII characters in it.

I used to open the EXE files directly from %Program Files% folder.

At last I found solution on Windows 7 TechNet Forum.

Just download the Registry Fix (from here) and merged the .reg file with my registry.

Restarted the system. That is it, Issue resolved and ICONS are back to normal !!!

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Glad to share something that I've gone through in my professional career. I've 12+ years of experience in Information Technology and since 2006 am working with SMS and then SCCM.

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