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How Did I Get .lnk Extensions?

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i_pedal

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#1
Somehow I have caused all my Desktop shortcuts to have .lnk as the extension.
Does anyone know how I can undo this?
thanks in advance,
bill g
 

yoyo

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#2
Check if there is a string value named "NeverShowExt" at

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile

If it isn't there create it.
 
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i_pedal

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#3
yoyo,
thanks for reply.
There isn't a "NeverShowExt", but I need more detail on how to create it.
thanks again,
bill "nevershowsext" g
 

yoyo

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#4
At HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile rightclick an empty spot in the right pane, choose New > String Value, type: NeverShowExt, leftclick an empty spot in the window or hit Enter, close regedit and reboot.
 

yoyo

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#6
That is the wrong key. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT goes through the abc two times. The key you are looking for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile is in the second round. Just hit L on your keyboard to get near it, then scroll.
 
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i_pedal

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#8
Gaahh! Now all my IE Favorites have .url appended to them. What is going on with this thing?
Do you know how to fix this one?
thanks again,
bill g
 

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