Problem with opening shortcuts

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  1. amaa

    amaa New Member

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    I have a lg netbook with Windows 7 starter.
    I don't know how, but somehow it happened that the software that opens
    Lnk files (meet shortcuts) by default is internet explorer.
    I know it is strange, that there should be any software
    That opens files of shortcuts ... But I like that this computer now.
    I tried to change something in the default Programs and I
    Fix it via a name.
    Please help
     
    #1 amaa, Dec 13, 2010
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  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Re: [langtitle=iw]בעיה עם פתיחת קיצורי דרך[/langtitle]

    The program that starts is normally associated with the file extension. Can you give an example of the file you are trying to open, its extension and what opens instead of the correct program?
     
  3. amaa

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    Re: [langtitle=iw]בעיה עם פתיחת קיצורי דרך[/langtitle]

    I have a LG netbook With 'windows 7 starter' on it.
    when i double-click on a shortcut, it tries to open
    it with internet explorer[​IMG]... like somehow the windows
    was set to open *.lnk files (shortcuts..) with iexplorer...
    also the icons of every shortcut on the computer has
    the icon of the iexplorer.... like someone set it to be
    the deault app that open's *.ink files...[​IMG] there shouldnt
    be any deafult app for that file extension ofcourse.
    i tried to change that by going to "default programs"
    but it didnt help.
    plz.. help!
     
  4. haxcid

    haxcid Senior Member

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    Re: [langtitle=iw]בעיה עם פתיחת קיצורי דרך[/langtitle]

    Sounds like the registry is corrupted. You might try restoring the machine to a previous system restore date. This was a problem seen in XP often.

    To access system restore, goto start / programs /accessories / system tools and click the system restore icon.

    If you do not have any previous restore points then you will probably need to do a repair install.
     
  5. Elmer

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    Re: [langtitle=iw]בעיה עם פתיחת קיצורי דרך[/langtitle]

    Here's a link to half a page full of File Association Fixes for Windows 7. Trying the LNK registry file from there may help you out. (In fact, I download and keep them all on my PC. You never know!)
     
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    #6 Trouble, Dec 14, 2010
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