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How can I fix .lnk file association in Windows 8?

I can see how to do it for Windows 7 (How to reset shortcuts (.lnk file) in Windows 7?), but am not sure if the solution will be the same. I don't want to mess with the registry unless I know it's going to work!

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  • What program are .lnk files opening with? Jan 5, 2015 at 22:28
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    They're currently not associated with any program.
    – mwd27
    Jan 6, 2015 at 9:37
  • if you don't want to mess with the registry, try the command line… assoc.lnk=lnkfile & Enter
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 6, 2015 at 10:32

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Here you can find the fix damaged file association in Windows 8. Open the zip and import the .reg file for the lnk.

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