Shortcut problem...

My friend downloaded a shorcut (.lnk file) on the internet and made a mistake by right click on this file and it opened with Internet explore as default program to open the shortcuts (.lnk file) that changed all of my shortcuts on the desktop and start menu and toolbar to open with Internet Explorer... Please tell me a way to restore shortcuts.


You can repair the file association .lnk using a download here: it's in the 5th column, 3rd down.

Good luck, Rick Rogers, aka "Crazy" - Microsoft MVP Windows help -

Tags: Windows

Similar Questions

  • Contact shortcut problem

    I've created a few shortcuts to my contacts and I changed an option, but now I can't find how to restore.

    When I typed the contact, on the messages tab, I could choose to whatsapp assistance or the normal messages app. Then, there was a checkbox to remember my choice and I checked it in order to open to whatsapp.

    The problem is that now I don't ' know how to reset back, because he changed for shortcuts to all of my contacts, and I didn't she.

    Thank you!!!

    To resolve this problem just do the following,

    Menu > settings > Apps > all > Whatsapp > clear default values.

  • Shortcut problem Windows

    We have a problem of unusual shortcut. There are 3 PCs.  Two workstations run WIN Professional 7.0. WIN Server 2008 running the server (where the files are located).  When you create a shortcut on a desktop, everything works fine.  When you open the shortcut on a different workstation, the file is not found (shortcut returns has been changed, moved, so this shortcut will work more properly). For example, the shortcut is specific to the computer in which the shortcut was created. How do we create shortcuts on a PC that can be used on another PC?

    Hi Mitch,

    Your question of Windows is more complex than what is generally answered in the Microsoft Answers forums. It is better suited for the IT Pro TechNet public. Please post your question in the Windows Server forum. You can follow the link to your question:

  • Drag - to - Disk Drive shortcut problem

    I ran System Update on my T500.  Updates seem to work, but now from the start, I get the following message:

    Problem with shortcut

    The drive or network connection that designates the shortened Drag-to-Disk Drive (F) .encre is not available.

    Does anyone know what generates this error message?  I bring anything new, but this error message is again with these updates.

    Thank you!

    Suriya - Thanks for the help.   I had looked everywhere (I thought) for this shortcut and couldn't find it.  Now that I have, it seems to have solved the problem.

  • Shortcut problem Photoshop CC

    I install photoshop CC in windows 8.1 to try it, but I have a big problem with all THE shortcuts. They will not work. B (to brush) does not work, Ctrl + D (for clear selection) does not work, Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V don't. Please can someone help me?

    Ok. Try following the five solutions described on this web page:
    Keyboard shortcuts stop working in Photoshop

  • Illustrator keyboard shortcut problem

    Hi people

    so I had this problem on multiple machines running windows 7 (at work and at home)

    Illustrator shortcut keys I've learned to rely on 'V' or 'P' or 'A' do not seem to work properly in CS5 (and CS6?...)

    If I hit the 'V' key for example, instead of going to the direct Selection tool, I might have a little "ding" noise reject me (windows :), or the drop down menu display could open...

    That is what it is?  What is a software conflict?  material? (I have a wacom at home but not at work...)

    see you soon

    the love of my life

    It happens that after using the Alt key, as when you zoom in, right? a bug introduced in CS5 is the culprit, see this thread

  • Satellite P10-221, keyboard Fn + F5 shortcut problem

    On my Toshiba Satellite P10-221, running Windows XP, I used to be able to use the Fn + F5 to switch on my external screen. Recently, by pressing Fn + F5 the menu same as always, but the only option is the LCD. I used to have CRT and TV as an option. Is anyone familiar with this problem? I already tried to install the display driver (Nvidia), but this does not solve the problem.

    Thanks in advance!


    The external screen is correctly connected? Display driver has nothing to do with the FN + F5 option. Utility designed Toshiba is responsible for this.

  • T61 2007FSG - keyboard shortcut problem

    I installed W7 teacher FP1 on this machine. I also installed HotKey drivers:

    in order to get the volume buttons to work.

    No luck. Any clue?


  • Desktop shortcuts

    I have a compaq presario CQ 5720F Windows 7, I can't open my desktop shortcuts (only a little). E-mail & games will not... A notice appears saying that it is a problem of the internet and the problem of "http" but do not understand this. Yesterday, I downloaded the Java 7 17 udate and which seems to be the problem at startup. I uninstalled it but the problem persists. My computer is less than 2 years and I am technically challenged in some things on the computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Also some things that I click on will not open for example. 'Click here' nothing happens, is this related to the shortcut problem?.

    Thank you

    Hello hakim.

    I see that you have problems with the opening of the desktop shortcut icons on your computer.

    I would say running a restore because the problem started only recently occurred. Here is a link showing how to do to run a system restore. Select the option "Restore Windows to an earlier point" and it will give the steps to run a restore and a video. This will not affect your files on the computer.

    Let me know if this can help, or if you don't have the available restore points.

  • Some shortcuts to programs ar does not.

    Some shortcuts to programs ar does not. Said the program has changed or been deleted.  Program exists and is in the right place. Malwarebytes, games and almost all uninstal programs are affected

    Hi Di1855,

    Remember to make changes to the computer before that happened?

    Step 1: run the fixit available in the link below to fix broken desktop shortcuts problem

    If the problem persists,

    Step 2: Run a scan online for any threat and try to correct

    Thank you, and in what concerns:

    Ajay K

    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer

    Visit our Microsoft answers feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

  • problem with all office programs

    Ive was recently given my computer laptop girls who has windows 7 Home premium im trying to use the windows desktop, but whenever I have try says fatal error during installation with shortcut problem how do ii fix this

    Try asking the experts Office Forum.

  • To crush-shortcuts and Favorites

    Hmmm. When I try to change the shortcuts hearing CC crashes. A bit ago I tried to add a favorite and the hearing CC would not save. I solved that by removing the Favorites file, while the hearing was open and it created a new file to Favorites when you leave (with all previous Favorites still intact). But can not understand the crash when editing shortcuts problem. Where these shortcuts can be stored?

    Yes, uninstall, including deleting the preference files (make a backup first) then reinstall fixed hearing.

  • Internet Explorer, MS Paint and accessories are missing from my computer.

    My Internet Explorer, MS Paint and other accessories are absent from my computer, I tried to reinstall them with my XP CD, with no luck, no matter what I do to reinstall it will not load.

    Whats missing I can't reinstall is:


    MS Paint


    Word Pad

    Sound recorder

    Volume control

    Character map

    Accessibility Wizard

    Then someone please help me, I have searched the Internet on and tried several things to get these programs comes back with no luck at all.

    step 1

    before you start to try programs and things

    Save all your data, otherwise if you have missing DLLs you will mess the registry and then are bad
    step 2 
    After trying all the software that you need like antivirus, registry cleaners, defragmenters
    try to look for the icons and programs on the windows system32, don't start with run
    If you find any, you are sure that the programs are installed
    then you will know is a shortcut problem
    step 3  
    in case u find them recreate the icons everywhere u love and change u ensure the safety of you os
    warns we exchange, in the case where u can't find it
    Restart the pc and with f8, go to the last known good configuration
    that way u save a last log
    check is that they appear, if they are not,
    restore the system, or check the economy mode option
    If you see them in the mode without failure, then save and load on the right configuration
    in any case remember that you have wnds f1 help key button
    step 4  
    last option u said that you have a cd of xp re install

  • Shortcut in macOS Sierra problems

    Since my upgrade to Mac OS Sierra, in many programs (Safari, Photos, etc.) I get in trouble when using shortcuts. When I use any cmd shortcut in Safari, I get an error message (sorry, it's in German, but I guess that's maybe the reason for the bug happening at all):

    The "details":

    Ausnahmename: NSInternalInconsistencyException

    Description: Cannot get CharCodes of EventRef (-9870)

    Benutzerinformationen: (null)

    0 CoreFoundation 0x00007fffab50652b __exceptionPreprocess + 171

    1 libobjc. A.dylib 0x00007fffbfbdecad objc_exception_throw + 48

    2 CoreFoundation 0x00007fffab584a0d + [print raise: format:] + 205

    3 AppKit 0x00007fffa93631f6-[NSEvent _matchesKeyEquivalent:modifierMask:] + 313

    Safari 4 0x00007fffbbc9fd48-[BrowserShareManager menuHasKeyEquivalent:forEvent:target:action:] + 148

    5 AppKit 0x00007fffa9363c97-[NSMenu _performKeyEquivalentWithDelegate:] + 143

    6 AppKit 0x00007fffa9363e84-[NSMenu _performKeyEquivalentWithDelegate:] + 636

    7 AppKit 0x00007fffa9363e84-[NSMenu _performKeyEquivalentWithDelegate:] + 636

    8 AppKit 0x00007fffa936383a-[NSMenu performKeyEquivalent:] + 71

    9 0x00007fffbbcd4e91 safari-[window BrowserWindowController: performKeyEquivalent:] + 456

    Safari 10 0x00007fffbc09da33-[window performKeyEquivalent:] + 106

    11 0x00007fffbbcb3e6b safari-[BrowserWindow performKeyEquivalent:] + 67

    12 AppKit 0x00007fffa9824f05 routeKeyEquivalent + 572

    13 AppKit 0x00007fffa98234ad-[NSApplication (NSEvent) sendEvent:] + 3377

    14 0x00007fffbbc0ecf3 safari-[BrowserApplication sendEvent:] + 637

    15 AppKit 0x00007fffa9109009-[NSApplication run] + 1002

    16 AppKit 0x00007fffa90d3a8a NSApplicationMain + 1237

    17 libdyld.dylib 0x00007fffc04bc255 start + 1

    18?                                 0000000000000001 0 x 0 x 0 + 1

    When I click on "Fortfahren", everything works normally.

    In Photos, the cmd shortcuts seem to work normally, but know when I export images and create a new folder, after the file naming, pressing enter crashes the entire application.

    I don't check in different languages, but it could be that they are not the case where English is the primary language. Similar problems have popped up with older versions of Mac OS X / Mac OS, the differences in behavior and errors according to the main language being German or German-Switzerland. Maybe Apple should make some more tests on the location before the release of macOS?


    I have no problem with my German version.

    Have you installed the Extensions? Turn them off and try again:

    Safari / Einstellungen / extensions

  • Problem with shortcut on the Satellite C855D-13N


    Can anyone help please?

    My keyboard has had problems in the past and he was sent to Germany for repairs.
    She came back, but after a few moments, the keyboard problem reappeared.
    When you type to access pages Web etc. program expenses are open as if, I think it is called a macro program received access keys.

    I used the keyboard screen to overcome this, but it is inaccessible today.
    Has anyone encountered this problem before?
    Is there a program to get rid of these problem of keyboard shortcuts?

    Thank you in advance.

    > When entering for access to pages Web etc program expenses are open as if, I think it is called, a macro program received access keys.

    What (s) did you press on exactly?

    You can control the different characteristics of portable on different F (F1 - F10) keys (also part of the FN key): for example, you can enable or disable the touchpad or you can change the brightness of the display.
    Do you mean these keys?

    The other hand OS Windows supports a feature called Accessibility Center.
    Within accessibility you can adjust these settings to 'make it easier to use the keyboard.

    Go to control panel and click Accessibility Center and find the link to make the keyboard easier to use. Once you're there, you'll want to make sure that the boxes to turn on sticky keys or turn FilterKeys are off which simply means the feature isn't active at the moment.

    Also, you gotta click on set up filter keys or set up sticky keys (or both). Disable filter keys Popup. If you went to the filter keys Setup screen, remove the FilterKeys check box lights up when you press right SHIFT for 8 seconds. To disable the Sticky Keys Popup, uncheck the box to turn on sticky keys when you press SHIFT five times.

    Recommend that you check this Microsoft article about this feature:

Maybe you are looking for

  • VI main and void / execution of vi

    I'm fighting a lot with my hand vi and Subvi execution problems a lot! I have a complicated system. To explain this, I create a simple main vi and 2 subvis. Please take a look at the attachment. It works as expected. The Boolean button in main vi is

  • issue of fan 90 b

    Menu of boot HP pavilion dv6 said fan 90 b does not?  Any ideas on what to do? Menu start only for 15 seconds then stops...



  • I want to use my bluetooth jawbone headset microphone with my PC (Windows Vista Home Premium).

    I have a bluetooth headset jawbone I would use a microphone with my PC (Windows Vista Home Premium).  I paired the jaw with my computer.  Unfortunately, it is not recognized as a microphone by my computer.  Any suggestions?  I would like to used to m

  • HQ-Installation of the San

    Hi am new to DELL SAN HQ. I installed it with version 3. I need to know what group means? and how do I add SAN all in to watch. Please help me. Thank you