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Arikon

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I was trying to create a shortcut for a program and I clicked the box to associate all files with that program. Well that programs extension was LNK which is the same as every other shortcut. So it changed all of them and i cant change them back. Im running windows 2000. I tried to go through my folder options but found nothing. Please help!!!! I dont have norton or gateway goback. I built my computer myself, and its my world.
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LNK is the extension used to denote a shortcut to every program, it isn't a program itself as such. What you'll have to do now is right-click each shortcut in turn (those on the desktop and those in 'All programs' list), select 'Properties' in the right-click menu, then change the path where it says 'target' to point to that program's executable file. Enclose the path statement in inverted commas. For example, the correct target for the Wordpad shortcut is "C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe"

remember to click 'OK' to save the changes after editing each shortcut's properties.

The example I've given above for Wordpad refers to Windows XP, not sure if Win2K is the same path, but the principle is the same.
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Thats what i was thinking, but the funny thing is that the target to all the shortcuts is still their programs ie adaware Se Personal's target is still listed as "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe" however if i open it, it opens as furcadia, which is the game file i was trying to make the shortcut for. Any other ideas?
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Hello:

When I read your first post, I thought you meant your icon's had changed only. From your last post, it sounds to me like you are saying that the icon's are not only different, but they try to open your saved game file even though the target destination reads otherwise.

If the icons have changed in appearance, but are still hitting the correct target, I would just try what PIP22 stated or you could do this. Right click the icon and click "Change Icon" from the pop up window. This will pull up a list of the standard windows icons. If you have a shortcut to third party software such as games, the only way to get those icons back is to make sure the target is keyed in correctly.

If the icons have all changed in appearance and are trying to open your saved game file even though the target states otherwise, you may have to rebuild your OS by reinstalling in the same directory by using the recovery console.

Hope this helps. Sorry I am a bit confused as to the exact problem you are having. Let us know what you find out. Thanks,
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