All files converted to .lnk files – How to fix

Lots of users have recently come to the conclusion that they frequently face the “All files converted to .lnk files” error when opening a program from a shortcut icon on a desktop. On Windows, the file .lnk is used to refer to the shortcut created by the .exe file. This file is used to open programs and is called shortcut file.

In the article below, BlogTip will guide you four ways to fix this error on the Windows operating system.

1. What is a .lnk file?

On the Windows operating system, the .lnk file is used to refer to the shortcut created by the .exe file. This file is used to open programs and is called shortcut file. When you click on an .exe file, the .lnk file will properly map the program and open it.

2. Cause file error .lnk

The cause of the .lnk file error on your Windows computer might be:

 Usually caused by viruses.

 Also, the cause may be due to corrupt or missing registry.

3. Solution to fix all files converted to .lnk file

3.1. Restore the .lnk file behavior

The first solution you can apply is to restore the default behavior of the .lnk file. To do this, download the Registry file below to your computer and install, depending on which version of Windows you are using.

Once finished downloading the registry fix, run the registry fix and let the program run when prompted.

Finally reboot your system and check whether the error is still there or not, if the error persists you proceed to the solution below.

3.2. Manually edit the Registry

To manually edit the Registry, follow these steps:

First press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run command window. Then enter regedit in the Run command window and press Enter to open the Registry Editor window.

On the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerFileExts.lnk

Click on the arrow icon to expand and delete the subkey named UserChoice.

Close the Registry Editor window and reboot your system again, check for errors or not.

3.3. Use the 3rd tool

In addition to the above solutions you can use 3rd party tools to fix errors related to .lnk files. Download the 3rd party tool, install and use it to fix the problem below.

3.4. Scan your system with anti-virus software

As mentioned above, the cause of .lnk file errors can be a virus attack on your system. So to fix the problem you can apply the solution is to use anti-virus software to scan the system and check whether the error or not.