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Reset default File Type Associations in Windows

Here is a life saver. Someone at work changed the .lnk files by mistake in her workstation. She was playing around with Cygwin. Somehow all the shortcuts in the start menu were messed up. This rendered her Windows 7 workstation unusable.

We downloaded the .reg file to reset LNK files associations from this page and it worked fine (after a reboot):

Default File Type Associations – Restore – Windows 7 Forums

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