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I gave my laptop to my little bro and don't know what he did for which all the shortcut (.lnk) files are get associated with firefox by default.

Is there any way to fix it without system restore?

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ca mon f00lpy..suggest some solution..

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Option 1:

- Go to Start -> “Control Panel” -> Click on Porgrams

- Click on “Default Programs”

- Click on “Associate a file type or protocol with a program.” to open the “Set Associations” menu.

- Scroll through the list of extensions to locate the .lnk file extension. The listing will show the description and the current default program associated with it.

- Click on the extension (to select it) and then click on “Change Program.”

- Select the program you would like to open *.lnk file types.

- Click on OK.

Option 2 (If Option1 fails):

Simply download following file, unzip it, and run it. It will make necessary changes to the registry. Restart the computer and it should be fine.

http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/lnkfix_vista.zip

or

www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/lnk_fix_w7.zip

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SnakeMasteR

I gave my laptop to my little bro and don't know what he did for which all the shortcut (.lnk) files are get associated with firefox by default.

Is there any way to fix it without system restore?

You should restrict some settings of your computer when you give it to someone other, it's your bro in first place but you see what can happen. Also keep in mind that maybe he knows exactly what he did (he pwnd you). :lol:

Here the official Microsoft solution.

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Copy and save the text below with an extension of .reg then merge/run it and restart your computer. I used this once when I repaired a Windows 7 computer with the same problem as yours.

I think this is the same solution provide by rajeesh (Option 2) and RocketMan.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk]

@="lnkfile"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{000214EE-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{000214F9-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{00021500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]

@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew]

"Handler"="{ceefea1b-3e29-4ef1-b34c-fec79c4f70af}"

"IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\

74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\

00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\

31,00,36,00,37,00,36,00,39,00,00,00

"ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30397"

"MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30318"

"NullFile"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew\Config]

"DontRename"=""

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

@="Shortcut"

"EditFlags"=dword:00000001

"FriendlyTypeName"="@shell32.dll,-4153"

"IsShortcut"=""

"NeverShowExt"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\CLSID]

@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Compatibility]

@="{1d27f844-3a1f-4410-85ac-14651078412d}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]

@="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\DropHandler]

@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\IconHandler]

@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut]

"IsShortcut"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]

"IsShortcut"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WSHFile]

"IsShortcut"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]

"29"=-

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.lnk]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.lnk]

"FileOperationPrompt"="prop:System.ItemTypeText;System.FileOwner;System.Author;System.Title;System.Subject;System.Comment;System.DateModified;System.Link.TargetParsingPath"

"FullDetails"="prop:System.PropGroup.Description;System.ItemTypeText"

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\OpenWithProgids]

"lnkfile"=hex(0):

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Thanks all of you for replying..I did a boot time scan with avast IS and solved the bug..

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- and what did find avast ?

Some malwares and trojans
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- and what did find avast ?

Some malwares and trojans
I hope that you didn't forget to thank you brother. :P
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- and what did find avast ?

Some malwares and trojans
I hope that you didn't forget to thank you brother. :P
BTW, I like troubles..u can learn something new from them.. :P
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