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Old 01-17-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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Default All shortcuts now have .lnk extension?

For some unknown reason, all the desktop shortcuts this morning now have a .lnk extension. In fact even the shortcuts in the program list are like this. They all still work ok. Is there a general setting in XP SP2 to remove this, without having to rename everything? Anybody know what could have happened?
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:25 PM   #2
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Default All shortcuts now have .lnk extension?

Run regedit, under:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile

You should have an entry called NeverShowExt (REG_SZ) and the dat is blank. If not, in the right column, create a REG_SZ entry named "NeverShowExt" and leave the data blank.
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:16 PM   #3
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Default All shortcuts now have .lnk extension?

That fixed it ....thanks. Actually the entry read "AlwaysShowExt"........ How the heck did that happen? I sure didn't do it. It happened on the first boot this morning.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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Default All shortcuts now have .lnk extension?

your haxor has sense of humor?
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:17 AM   #5
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Default All shortcuts now have .lnk extension?

Run any registry cleaners lately?
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:06 AM   #6
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Default All shortcuts now have .lnk extension?

No registry cleaners.....would that have caused the problem, or prevented the problem?
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:30 AM   #7
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Default All shortcuts now have .lnk extension?

A registry cleaner cleaner would most likely cause the default setting to load - and that is to Hide Extensions.
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