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When you select programs from the Start menu or any other shortcuts on your computer; nothing happens, the “Open with” dialog box is displayed or another program runs.


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All shortcuts are known as .lnk (link) files. Any corruption, missing or incorrect .lnk associations will cause programs to not open or end up starting another, unrelated program.

To Restore lnk File Associations (for all programs), Follow the Steps Below

  1. Download and run this Restore .lnk File Associations registry file.
  2. Once applied, log off/on or restart your computer.

Afterwards, all .lnk file associations will be set back to their defaults.