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desktop icons changed, will not open short cuts


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teresamay

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My problem started when I tried to download something from an email. The message I got was "can not open file with accessability wizard running.
I accessed the wizard hoping there was some place I could "turn it off" or stop it from running. During this, I must have uninstalled something. I recieved "missing information needed to run accessability wizard during boot up and when trying to open downloads.
I tried to repair/reinstall missing information with windows 98 CD. Nothing happend. So I tried to just reinstall operating system. The reinstall would not complete and I had to do a system restore in order to reboot.
After reboot everything in windows opened fine. But most of the desktop icons and title bar icons changed . They are now a piece of paper with a folded corner. All of these have .lnk after icon name. None of these icons will open the related program when clicked.
I ran a system function test and had a lot of programs that have been changed or are missing. My 98 disk will not repair/install any of them. Not sure if this has anything to do with it.
I am at a loss and do not know what to do. I considered just upgrading my OP to windows 2000 hoping it would install the needed files. I did this. It did not repair anything.
Any help would be great!!
I am not sure if this is a registry, missing file problem or what.
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gerryf

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what operating system is this using now? Windows 2000?

go here:
http://www.dougknox..../file_assoc.htm

download

LNK (Shortcut) File Association Fix (Restores Default Shortcut Behavior)

that should fix it if you are using win2000
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teresamay

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I unzipped the file and added it to my registry. Nothing happened. Is there something else that I need to do?
O.h. I am using Win 2000.

Edited by teresamay, 19 June 2006 - 10:20 AM.

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reboot
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I rebooted after my last reply. Everything is great now!
Thanks a ton!!!
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:whistling:

Thanks for letting us know
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