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Deleted file that opens shortcut on desktop

  • Desktops
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
May 31, 2011 6:20:03 PM

I tried to clean some files went into add/delete but deleted the one that opens desktop shortcuts can't remember which one, my internet works fine, when I open a short cut it says can't locate file or not supported, please, I'm not good at computers, it's for the young but I'm trying. Thanks

More about : deleted file opens shortcut desktop

May 31, 2011 8:01:11 PM

What youve done is broken the link between the type of file the icons are (.lnk) and what windows would normally do with them. So windows just doesnt know what action it should take with those files.

the easiest way to fix this is go to the following site
and download the

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

Run the file and it should fix your problem.