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My computer has stopped letting me access any of my programs, It throws up an error box with the title and the statement that "Desktop lnk is not a valid Win32 application" I cannot get the system restore to let me go back any further than the time this fault occured.

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  • carl_mccabe Jun 16, 2009

    Using vista home premium, do not have a program called lnk destop, unless it is part of vista. The problem has blanked all of my shortcuts and my list of program files

  • carl_mccabe Jun 16, 2009

    None of my programs have a shortcut on the desktop anymore they are all just a standard blue topped box, The computer was working fine one minute and then this manifested itself.

  • carl_mccabe Jun 16, 2009

    Done all of that, nothing changed. Do I have to restart???????????

  • carl_mccabe Jun 16, 2009

    It seems after rebooting that the problem has been sorted, Thanks a million

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Which os are you using, do you have a program called "ink desktop"?

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

  • seth veloso Jun 16, 2009


    1. Click Start Menu, and then type regedit in the Start Search and press ENTER.

    2. Navigate to the following registry branch:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\FileExts\[ext]

      browse through all the sub-key
      under FileExts.


    3. Delete the sub-key named UserChoice.

    4. Exit from Registry Editor.


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Normally the software icons on the desktop are just shortcuts to the actual files. That's true for the entries in START--PROGRAMS also. They all will have a .lnk extension. So I don't think those extensions are the problem.
What happens when you click on one of the icons to start the software?

Try to download and scan using the link below...

http://www.ziddu.com/download.php?uid=aaqhmpuqZbGelpSlsayZlJyiY7CWlpSn3


Let me know

Thanks
K

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