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  1. #21


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Registry dump for lnkfile:

    [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}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew]
    "NullFile"=""
    "IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
    74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
    00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
    31,00,36,00,37,00,36,00,39,00,00,00
    "ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30397"
    "Handler"="{ceefea1b-3e29-4ef1-b34c-fec79c4f70af}"
    "MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30318"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.lnk\ShellNew\Config]
    "DontRename"=""



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



    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
    @="Shortcut"
    "NeverShowExt"=""
    "EditFlags"=dword:00000001
    "IsShortcut"=""
    "FriendlyTypeName"="@shell32.dll,-4153"

    [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\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
    @="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\StartMenuExt]
    @="{E595F05F-903F-4318-8B0A-7F633B520D2B}"

    [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}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
    @="{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\tabsets]
    "selection"=dword:00000705




    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ProgID]
    @="lnkfile"




    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\OpenWithProgids]
    "lnkfile"=hex(0):



    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.lnk]
    @="lnkfile"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.lnk\ShellEx]

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

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

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

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.lnk\ShellEx\{BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.lnk\ShellNew]
    "NullFile"=""
    "IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
    74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
    00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,\
    31,00,36,00,37,00,36,00,39,00,00,00
    "ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30397"
    "Handler"="{ceefea1b-3e29-4ef1-b34c-fec79c4f70af}"
    "MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30318"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.lnk\ShellNew\Config]
    "DontRename"=""




    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ProgID]
    @="lnkfile"



    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\lnkfile]
    @="Shortcut"
    "NeverShowExt"=""
    "EditFlags"=dword:00000001
    "IsShortcut"=""
    "FriendlyTypeName"="@shell32.dll,-4153"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\lnkfile\CLSID]
    @="{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\lnkfile\shellex]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
    @="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\StartMenuExt]
    @="{E595F05F-903F-4318-8B0A-7F633B520D2B}"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    @=""

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

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

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
    @="{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\lnkfile\tabsets]
    "selection"=dword:00000705




    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ProgID]
    @="lnkfile"



    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ProgID]
    @="lnkfile"




    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1533250133-805816865-2577194934-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk\OpenWithProgids]
    "lnkfile"=hex(0):

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  2. #22


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I would give topguncp's suggestion a shot and/or consider this option as well (after all you have tried):

    Refresh Windows 8

    Good luck.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    I would give topguncp's suggestion a shot and/or consider this option as well (after all you have tried):
    Refresh Windows 8
    Good luck.
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I will keep on digging.

    Re-installing all my apps/their prefs/all my settings and configuring my workspace again is 3-4 days of full work, as I don't have a working IMAGE (duh!).

    Ah well, time to learn that MS point upgrades are NOT the same as the old style Service Packs.

    Those used to "just work".

    I'll post a solution if I find it. Or even a workaround. Perhaps a 3rd party file manager...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #24


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    The best of luck to you. You are quite the digger IMHO!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #25


    Posts : 1
    win 8.1


    This worked for me to get my Favourites into File Explorer.

    Open Favourites in the Start Screen.
    Right click on the Favourites Directory (the one with the star icon)
    Click "add current location to favourites"
    When you open File Explorer this should now give you a sub directory of Favourites also called Favourites which will contain all your website shortcuts.
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