Did some of your desktop icons suddenly change their image -- or
Unless you are absolutely
certain in the diagnosis and root cause of the problem in your
computer, we highly recommend that you opt for our newer Fix File
which fixes multiple problems in one fell swoop. This will save you a
lot of time on the way to fixing your computer.
Our Fix File Association .LNK
can help you fix this
in a jiffy -- and Yes, it works in
Windows 7 and Vista, too!
out why a large percentage of our customers are Tech Pro
Shops, saving time in serving their
Download and install Fix File Association .LNK
follow the instructions below, and
you will once again be able to open your programs and applications.
time and annoyance you'll save by using this easy to
use and well tested product is well worth the small price!
Why does this happen and what
does Fix File Association .LNK do?
There are a variety of reasons why you may have lost the ability to
open shortcuts (having a .LNK file type). Sometimes a virus
or malware may have
infected your computer and damaged your .LNK file association. Even
a legitimate but badly written program can cause this
Once the .LNK file association has been corrupted, you may notice
that all shortcut icons (either on the desktop or in a folder) have
changed either their appearance:
|Shortcuts no longer
shortcuts yields the infamous broken links message box:
Or, you may notice that while they did not change their appearance,
when you open them, they simply open a totally unrelated
program (e.g. Notepad):
It can be extremely difficult to tweak the registry settings to fix
this problem on your own, even for an advanced PC user.
Software Candy’s Fix File Association .LNK
simple to repair your broken .LNK file association. Just install
this safe and secure download and you will again be able to quickly
open the files you need with a double click -- and enjoy their icons:
As with all Software Candy products, Fix File Association .LNK
is completely free of any viruses or spyware (digitally
signed for authenticity and integrity) and is well tested for its
advertised features. If ever needed, you can also uninstall it
completely with a single click, performing a total cleanup after
The beauty of this wizard is that you don't have to follow any complex
instructions. Once you download this app (keep it on your desktop or in
an easy-to-find folder), you double-click it, click the Next button on
installation wizard and Voila! You can now double-click and open any
shortuct on your desktop or in your computer, just like you used to.
no desktop icons will be installed for this software, as to
avoid cluttering your desktop. Instead, you will find a Software Candy
entry in your Start Menu, which allows you to uninstall it, should you
ever want to do this.
Whether you have virus protection in the form of a Windows anti virus
or anti malware, it is important to note that no virus scanner can
detect all types of PC virus. Even when your computer is updated to the
latest antivirus 2010, properly detects the virus that damages your LNK
file association, and performs virus removal and virus clean up, it
cannot perfectly heal your computer or repair all the problems that the
virus may have caused.
This is where we step in and offer a pinpoint solution for the
particular symptoms that you
observe. After all, you use your computer and you can see better than
anyone else what's on your screen. Try this fix, at no risk. If it
solves the problem, you just saved hundreds of dollars in technician's
service fees, paying less than $10 for this repair! Otherwise, simply
contact us and we may be able to help you diagnose the problem and
offer a different fix. Remember: all our products are backed by our
100% satisfaction money-back guarantee. If our solution doesn't fix
your problem, you will receive full refund (see our refund
for more details).
- Q1. I saw some references to a "command line". What is it?
Do I have to know what a command line is?
- A1. No, you don't have to know how to type commands or what
command line is. All you do after downloading and saving our Fix
.LNKto your desktop (or any folder) is
double-click it, click Next, Next,
Finish on its wizard and your shortcut file association will be
- Q2. I downloaded and installed this software and
it fixed my problem. Thank you! However, I can't find its icon on the
desktop. Did I do anything wrong?
- A2. No, you did everything correctly.
By design, we do not clutter your desktop with unnecessary icons. We
are happy it did the trick for you. Most of our customers never need to
run this wizard again, after following our guidelines for how to protect your windows computer from
If you need to solve your shortcut file type problem but don’t
know where to start, Software Candy’s Fix File Association
is your solution.
- Click 'add this to my cart' button below.
- Download it (it will become immediately
available for download
- Install it.
By purchasing this product, you receive 12 downloads for 365
days (whichever expires first). In effect, this gives you up to 12
FREE upgrades for one year. If you purchased this product, remember
to periodically check this page for a new version. We strive to
polish our products to perfection.
Note: Unless otherwise noted (in the compatibility list below), this software is compatible with
the 32-bit version of Windows. Download this FREE tool
to check whether your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit.