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Desktop shortcut`s, eh???????? What now?????????

By drum.men ·
People, thanx for the answers you gave me, now it`s oke and run`s well.

My desktop shortcut`s and in the start folder all now have the .ink extension. Meaning not a single one is working anymore. Removing .ink also does not work. Making new shortcut`s automaticly become the .ink extension. Starting the program from the exe file in the programfiles folder is oke. Please is here someone who know`s how to fix this?????? Many thanks.
P.Drummen - drum.men@live.nl

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Some viruses can change file extensions ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Desktop shortcut`s, eh??? ...

So, if your installed virus checker (assuming you've got one) hasn't found anything, I suggest you try an online anti-virus scan like this one:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Running an anti-virus scan from outside an infected machine can sometimes be more productive.

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Are you sure that's .ink and not .lnk?

by seanferd In reply to Desktop shortcut`s, eh??? ...

That's a lower case L. LNK is the extension for link files (shortcuts).

Run that virus scan, and/or
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
in Safe Mode.

You can also try to get a directory listing of the Desktop from the command prompt as well, if this isn't virus-related, to see what the full filenames are.

There are other tricks and possibilities, so let us know how it goes.

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Before you turn off

by Jacky Howe In reply to Desktop shortcut`s, eh??? ...

System Restore to run the AV/Mal scans see if you can Restore to an earlier time before this happened.

1. Click Start.
2. Point to All Programs.
3. Point to Accessories.
4. Point to System Tools.
5. Click System Restore.
6. Follow the instructions on the wizard to restore to an earlier point.

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follow these directions

by edwardspratt In reply to Desktop shortcut`s, eh??? ...

hold down windows key and press R

type regedit

right click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click add - key

type .lnk and press ok (leave class blank)

in add value box, leave blank

click REG_SZ in data type list

In string editor box type lnkfile and press ok

Select the .lnk key you just re-created under the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT subkey.

On the Edit menu, click Add Key and then type ShellNew
leave the Class box blank

Click Add Value on the Edit menu, type command in the Data Name box
click REG_SZ in the Data name box and then type

RunDLL32 AppWiz.Cpl,NewLinkHere %1

as the string value.
Quit Registry Editor

restart the computer

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