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  #31 (permalink)  
Old April 26th 07, 06:48 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
dean-dean
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Default lnk file association

Glad to hear your ordeal is over, Daemonfyre!

Of course, all this begs the general question as to why, in Control
Panel\Default Programs\Set Associations, Vista has the ability to
re-associate the .lnk file type in the first place. Of what earthly good is
it? Like the .exe file type (which isn't in Set Associations), it, too,
shouldn't be available. From Windows XP's File Types tab in Folder Options,
Vista has dumbed down file association editing considerably, at least by
normal UI, non-registry editing, means, yet added the ability to change the
default association for links (the ability to do so isn't available in XP's
File Types tab). And there is no "re-set to default" recovery path. This
addition seems odd, given Vista's apparent goal to further protect the
average user.


"Daemonfyre" wrote in message
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Ramesh, MS-MVP 4/25/2007 12:32 AM PST

Addendum:

You need to delete this key, specifically:

HEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curren tVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\UserChoice


That fixed it. All my shortcuts and start menu icons are back and working
normally again. Thanks for all the help folks.


  #32 (permalink)  
Old October 7th 07, 03:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
marvinblair
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Default lnk file association

I am having similar problem. Have applied the reg edits you have mentioned
here and looked for the reg key you mention below to delete but it is not
present. Still have the .lnk issues and blank or generic icons for many
programs. Is there any new or updated information that can help me.

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

Addendum:

You need to delete this key, specifically:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\UserChoice

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote in message ...
Hi Daemonfyre,

The per-user area is not included in your registry export.

1. Download FileExtInfo.zip from he
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/fileextinfo.htm

2. Unzip the utility and extract the files to Desktop.
3. Double-click "FileExtInfo.exe" to run it.
4. Select the file type from the list box
5. Click "View file association report"
6. Copy the contents of the report and include it in your reply.


--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Daemonfyre" wrote in message ...
Exe filefix didn't do anything. Here's the exports from .lnk:


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk]
@="lnkfile"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{000214EE-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{000214F9-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{00021500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew]
"Handler"="{ceefea1b-3e29-4ef1-b34c-fec79c4f70af}"
"IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65 ,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d ,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00 ,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
31,00,36,00,37,00,36,00,39,00,00,00
,-30397"
,-30318"
"NullFile"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew\Config]
"DontRename"=""





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Old October 20th 09, 12:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
tonytone
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Default lnk file association


Hi Ramesh

Sorry to bring this up all over again, but I've been sitting with this
exact issue.
I've followed your instructions and pasted a copy of my report.
Please tell what I need to do as this is all very new to me.


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK]
@="lnkfile"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{000214EE-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{000214F9-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{00021500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellNew]
"Handler"="{ceefea1b-3e29-4ef1-b34c-fec79c4f70af}"
"IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65 ,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\

74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d ,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\

00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00 ,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
31,00,36,00,37,00,36,00,39,00,00,00
,-30397"
,-30318"
"NullFile"=""
"Command"="rundll32.exe appwiz.cpl,NewLinkHere %1"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellNew\Config]
"DontRename"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
@="Shortcut"
"EditFlags"=dword:00000001
,-4153"
"IsShortcut"=""
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\CLSID]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandl ers]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandl ers\Offline Files]
@="{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandl ers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
@="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandl ers\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\DropHandler]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\IconHandler]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHan dlers]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHan dlers\ShimLayer
Property Page]
@="{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.LNK]
"FileOperationPrompt"="prop:System.ItemType;System .FileOwner;System.Author;System.Title;System.Subje ct;System.Comment;System.DateModified;System.Link. TargetParsingPath"
"FullDetails"="prop:System.PropGroup.Description;S ystem.ItemType"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.LNK]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.LNK\OpenWithList]
"a"="Skype.exe"
"MRUList"="gfdceba"
"b"="mspaint.exe"
"c"="PhotoViewer.dll"
"d"="DllHost.exe"
"e"="wmplayer.exe"
"f"="OIS.EXE"
"g"="iexplore.exe"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.LNK\OpenWithProgids]
"lnkfile"=hex(0):
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.LNK\UserChoice]
"Progid"="Applications\\iexplore.exe"


As you can see I've changed the associated file to .lnk a couple times
so far


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Old October 20th 09, 12:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
tonytone
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Default lnk file association


Hi Ramesh

Sorry to bring this up all over again, but I've been sitting with this
exact issue.
I've followed your instructions and pasted a copy of my report.
Please tell what I need to do as this is all very new to me.


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK]
@="lnkfile"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{000214EE-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{000214F9-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{00021500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellNew]
"Handler"="{ceefea1b-3e29-4ef1-b34c-fec79c4f70af}"
"IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65 ,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\

74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d ,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\

00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00 ,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
31,00,36,00,37,00,36,00,39,00,00,00
,-30397"
,-30318"
"NullFile"=""
"Command"="rundll32.exe appwiz.cpl,NewLinkHere %1"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.LNK\ShellNew\Config]
"DontRename"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
@="Shortcut"
"EditFlags"=dword:00000001
,-4153"
"IsShortcut"=""
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\CLSID]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandl ers]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandl ers\Offline Files]
@="{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandl ers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
@="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandl ers\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\DropHandler]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\IconHandler]
@="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHan dlers]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHan dlers\ShimLayer
Property Page]
@="{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.LNK]
"FileOperationPrompt"="prop:System.ItemType;System .FileOwner;System.Author;System.Title;System.Subje ct;System.Comment;System.DateModified;System.Link. TargetParsingPath"
"FullDetails"="prop:System.PropGroup.Description;S ystem.ItemType"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.LNK]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.LNK\OpenWithList]
"a"="Skype.exe"
"MRUList"="gfdceba"
"b"="mspaint.exe"
"c"="PhotoViewer.dll"
"d"="DllHost.exe"
"e"="wmplayer.exe"
"f"="OIS.EXE"
"g"="iexplore.exe"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.LNK\OpenWithProgids]
"lnkfile"=hex(0):
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.LNK\UserChoice]
"Progid"="Applications\\iexplore.exe"


As you can see I've changed the associated file to .lnk a couple times
so far


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Old October 20th 09, 12:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
Peter Foldes
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Default lnk file association

tonytone

Where is the post you are answering to.? I know you posted to Ramesh but where is
the rest??

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"tonytone" wrote in message
...

Hi Ramesh

Sorry to bring this up all over again, but I've been sitting with this
exact issue.

tonytone

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Old October 20th 09, 12:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management
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tonytone

Where is the post you are answering to.? I know you posted to Ramesh but where is
the rest??

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"tonytone" wrote in message
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Hi Ramesh

Sorry to bring this up all over again, but I've been sitting with this
exact issue.

tonytone

 




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