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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2021, 12:16:06 AM »
Under windows libraries all are blank icons; pictures, videos, music and documents.  :-(

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2021, 12:29:18 AM »
In order to help, please supply the information requested.
We can't see your computer, so you need to share the information requested to help solve the problem.


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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2021, 01:06:25 AM »
I must be getting burned out. I have a Windows key and I held it down along with the print screen. But, my library subfolders with videos, pictures, music and documents all have blank icons.

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2021, 06:23:13 PM »
I simultaneously clicked the Windows +R. Got the dialogue box. I typed in mspaint.exe and the Avast Driver Updater homepage popped up. That is all that I am getting.

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2021, 06:42:45 PM »
Hi,
I was referring to the "The one that used to be the chrome icon"
Can you also include a screenshot of your desktop, please?
Are you able to press the Windows key+R (to open the run box) and typing mspaint.exe and pressing enter on your keyboard?
You also mention that you "mistakenly clicked on the button that said associate this program with all similar programs".
I take it this is within Windows and not Avast?

Hello R,
I clicked on Windows key + R. Then typed "mspaint.exe" and clicked search. It took me to the Avast Driver Updater homepage. A few days ago I emailed a screen shot of my PC with my phone.

I believe the dialogue box was probably within Windows.

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2021, 07:04:55 PM »

Since the change happened because you followed a windows prompt, this should help at least for the default file associations.
How to change or restore the default file associations in Windows 7
https://www.wintips.org/how-to-change-restore-default-file-associations-in-windows/





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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2021, 04:09:36 PM »
Thanks Bob,
I was able to associate Google Chrome as the Default Program and then clicked OK.

I think we are getting there. I noticed that my .lnk file extensions are all linked to Avast Driver Updater. When I go into the Set Default Program - Set File Associations. A list of File Extensions appears. Many seem correctly associated. When I scroll down to the alphabetical list of extensions, next to ".lnk" extension is Avast Driver Updater UI which is listed as the Default Program used to open all .lnk file extensions. I believe this might be the root problem as to why all my short cuts point to ADU web homepage. Can you advise? What program should be the default program for .lnk file extensions in Windows 7? Thank you for hanging in there with me Bob.

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2021, 04:19:59 PM »
Thanks Bob,
I was able to associate Google Chrome as the Default Program and then clicked OK.

I think we are getting there. I noticed that my .lnk file extensions are all linked to Avast Driver Updater. When I go into the Set Default Program - Set File Associations. A list of File Extensions appears. Many seem correctly associated. When I scroll down to the alphabetical list of extensions, next to ".lnk" extension is Avast Driver Updater UI which is listed as the Default Program used to open all .lnk file extensions. I believe this might be the root problem as to why all my short cuts point to ADU web homepage. Can you advise? What program should be the default program for .lnk file extensions in Windows 7? Thank you for hanging in there with me Bob.

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I'm  using Windows 10. lnk has no fill association on my system and I use the Avast Driver Updater.

Have you reset the default associations as suggested?
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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2021, 04:34:48 PM »
I selected Google Chrome - Set this program as default - OK.
I have not restarted my computer though. Should I?

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2021, 04:48:37 PM »
I selected Google Chrome - Set this program as default - OK.
I have not restarted my computer though. Should I?
a .lnk represents a shortcut. A shortcut to chrome, would be associated to Chrome
A shortcut to something else, would not be. If there is a shortcut to a video, you want that to be opened by your media player not Chrome.
So, Chrome is not the correct association for lnk.
That's why I asked if you had reset the default associations.

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2021, 05:04:33 PM »
When I go to the list of file associations, they all appear to be correct except ".lnk" which has Avast Driver Updater UI as the current default program. When I click on change program, I don't see a way to remove it, only to change it to a different program.

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2021, 05:10:45 PM »
When I go to the list of file associations, they all appear to be correct except ".lnk" which has Avast Driver Updater UI as the current default program. When I click on change program, I don't see a way to remove it, only to change it to a different program.
Which is why I asked if you've reset the associations to their defaults.
Follow the instructions here, https://www.wintips.org/how-to-change-restore-default-file-associations-in-windows/
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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2021, 07:09:31 PM »
I have 13 default programs listed. They are all set to default except the other 2 web browsers and Quicktime.

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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2021, 07:34:11 PM »
I have 13 default programs listed. They are all set to default except the other 2 web browsers and Quicktime.
Re-read this post.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=280226.msg1626901#msg1626901
I don't know how else to explain the fact that assigning an action to shortcut is not what you should be doing.
It needs to be set to default
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Re: Driver Updater is now all my short cuts
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2021, 07:54:24 PM »
I understand this. Why do my shortcuts all lead to Avast? When I right click on a program, lets say Logitech Mouse (which works btw) the little pop up box says the file type is "(.lnk)" and the little icon is not a Logitech icon, it is Avast.