Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

All my program icons turned into Word files!


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked

#1
scratchin' my head

scratchin' my head

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
I've no idea what happened to get here! I just suddenly realized all my program icons now look like Word file icons and when I try to go to any of them, it just initiates the Word program and opens as a text file in the Word format.

The only clue might be this: the computer is new to me from someone else, has Windows 7 on it, and the Word program is one of those "try it free for 18 documents" setups. It does bring these up in a window for conversion (a key word, I thought) but the types of possible conversions don't seem to be relevant to the problem I'm having.

Anyone know how I can get these icons back to what they need to be so I can initiate the programs?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Onaipian

Onaipian

    Notepad warrior

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,130 posts
Hi there, :D Welcome to the forums!
Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Sounds like you have a problem with your shortcut associations. Should be easy to fix.

Download the attached file below:

Attached File  lnkFix.txt   2.14KB   11678 downloads

  • Double click on the file to open it in Notepad
  • Please do not change anything.
  • Go to File > Save As:
    • On the Save In: click on the drop-down menu and select Desktop
    • In File Name: type in RegFix.reg
    • In Save as Type: use the drop-down menu to change it to All Files
    • Click Save
  • Close Notepad
You should now have an icon like this on your desktop:
Posted Image
If not, then you have saved it wrong.
  • Right-Click on RegFix, and select Merge
  • A confirmation prompt will appear. Click Ok.

  • 1

#3
Onaipian

Onaipian

    Notepad warrior

  • Retired Staff
  • 2,130 posts
Due to lack of feedback, this topic has been closed.

If you need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member. This applies only to the original topic starter. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
  • 0

#4
admin

admin

    Founder Geek

  • Administrator
  • 24,574 posts
Via email:

I was trying to respond to the member who helped me but the topic has been closed. I wanted to let him know his advice worked perfectly and was much appreciated!!!! I'm back up and flying...thanks!


  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP