Windows – All of the shortcuts open same program

shortcutswindows 7

My Shortcuts on Windows7 was just opening VLC, and I right-clicked one of them to change the default program and it eventually opened. But because I chose for it to always open in the default program, all shortcuts did the same – they opened that same application.
Apparently I had associated shortcuts to that application. How do I re-associate shortcuts to act as a shortcut to their own applications?
Please help me understand the way shortcuts work in other to rectify the problem.

Best Answer

  1. start (click)
  2. search programs (click)
  3. Regedit (you need to write this and open it)
  4. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk (you need to find these sub-folder by clicking through the keys)
  5. UserChoice (you need to find and delete this folder that's the problem that you made)
  6. Close and restart windows
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