JSI Tip 3540. Has your Windows 2000 Start menu, Desktop, and Explorer shortcuts stopped working?


In tip 0812, I described the solution for the subject problem in Windows NT 4.0.

For Windows 2000, copy the following entries to a .REG file and then double-click the file. After the registry has been updated, shutdown and restart your Windows 2000 computer.

.lnk and lnkfile registry entries

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\]
@="lnkfile"

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\]

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\\{000214EE-0000-0000-C000-000000000046\}\]
@="\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046\}"

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\\{000214F9-0000-0000-C000-000000000046\}\]
@="\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046\}"

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\\{00021500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046\}\]
@="\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046\}"

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellEx\\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1\}\]
@="\{500202A0-731E-11d0-B829-00C04FD706EC\}"

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew\]
"Command"="rundll32.exe appwiz.cpl,NewLinkHere %1"

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\]
@="Shortcut"
"EditFlags"=dword:00000001
"IsShortcut"=""
"NeverShowExt"=""

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\CLSID\]
@="\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046\}"

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\]

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\]

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files\]
@="\{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03\}"

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\TargetContext\]
@="\{90A756E0-AFCF-11CE-927B-0800095AE340\}"

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046\}\]

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\DropHandler\]
@="\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046\}"

\[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\IconHandler\]
@="\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046\}"



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