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aaagrh! major annoyance inside - re shortcuts

Discussion in 'Software' started by Wassup, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Wassup

    Wassup Byte Poster

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    I just updated my itunes and it has taken control of all my shortcuts, ie .lnk files that sit on my desktop, quick launch, start menu, etc

    I am using Vista and so far have been unable to restore the correct icon/action when clicking any shortcut.

    I have tried changing the default programs via control panel, but there is no .ink file type, FileType Doctor doesnt list .lnk
    http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article02-500

    Creating new shortcuts from the original .exe still makes a new itunes icon, so this must be an associated extension, but which association does it use?

    At the moment everything looks like this

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    anyone got any ideas?
     
  2. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    I don't do Itunes, but to me that sounds like a prefrence thing. Do you have a prefrence tab or advanced tab that you can look for in that software?
     
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  3. Wassup

    Wassup Byte Poster

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    fixed it
    I had to delete the registry key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\UserChoice
    then log off and on again

    After that I used Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover from frameworkx.com to get rid of the big arrows

    All done

    :D
     
  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Perhaps it's .LNK, not .INK. :wink:

    That'll be $150. 8)
     
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  5. Wassup

    Wassup Byte Poster

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    no problem BM,

    can you just to me send your bank details so I can be to making a deposit of the value of ZWD$150 Nigerian Gold Dust to your bank.

    :)
     

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