I use windows XP and I can't run or open any .exe files and all my icons on my desktop turned into .lnk files. What can I do to fix this?

I use windows XP and I can't run or open any .exe files and all my icons on my desktop turned into .lnk files.  What can I do to fix this?

Looks like your .exe file association has been broken.

Visit the following site and follow the instructions to restore the associations for .exe files.  Make sure to read the note at the top about the additional steps to restore the .exe file associations

'Windows XP file Association problems'
  <>http://www.dougknox.com/XP/file_assoc.htm >

HTH,
JW

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