Windows 7 Pro - All links broken

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  1. Arcex

    Arcex Senior member

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    This is a fun one. Every single link in my Start Menu, desktop and task bar has become the link to the same program. I am quite sure it's not the application itself (Paint.net), something happened that made all my links point to the same program.

    If I right click/Properties any of the links it shows the correct data for where the link should be pointing (including the path name) but clicking any of the links makes Paint.net start.

    I am quite skilled with PC's/Windows, I have all Windows updates, virus protection is extensive and up to date, etc. I have searched and been unable to find someone else with the same issue, let alone a fix. Please help.
     
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  3. Nothinman

    Nothinman Elite Member

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    My first guess would be that you somehow managed to associate .lnk files with Paint.net...
     
  4. mechBgon

    mechBgon Super Moderator<br>Elite Member

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    First fix I'd try is a System Restore to before the problem occurred. It's sort of low-brow, but hey.
     
  5. FoxFifth

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