All desktop shorcuts icon have been changed to LNK files – How to Fix

All your shortcut icons have been changed to .LNK files and you can’t open any software!

Don’t worry i have a simple solution for you. Follow these 3 simple steps to resolve this issue.


Go to Start – Run – type “regedit” and press the “Enter key”

OR Press Win key + R to open Run Prompt

Navigate to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\”

Delete user choice folder, close registry editor and

restart your machine.

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