Cannot open any programs, I think that somehow the files have been changed to .lnk files

Original title: I'm unable to open programs in my Start Menu.

When I click on an item in the beginning, all programs selection and click it, instead of opening, I get the name of the program, for example Microsoft Works... LNK and that's all I get the program never opens.  I think somehow that the files have been changed to .lnk files but do not know how it happened

This happened for several months and I'm sure that there is an easy solution to return to what it was but don't know what.  I tried the system restore, but that did nothing and don't know what to do next.  Any ideas?  Thank you... betseyd112

original title:. LNK files


1. what operating system you are using on the computer?
2. did you of recent changes on the computer before this problem?
3 are you facing this problem with a particular program or all programs?
See the methods and check if that helps.
Method 1: refer to the article for help.
When you run an .exe on a Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer file, the file can start another program
If the problem persists, create a new user account and check if that helps.
Method 2
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