Did a dumb thing. Wanted to associate .avi files with Windows Media instead of Quick Time. Right clicked the folder ON THE DESKTOP ,which contains my .avi's, instead of opening it to show the files and clicked on "Open with.....". Got the window to select the program and selected Windows Media Player. Didn't notice that the check box was checked for this program to open all files of this type. Nice job on my part!! Now ALL the .lnk icons on the desktop and start menu are the Windows Media Player icon. I made a file association with all shortcuts with Window Media Player!!!!! What do I need to do get rid of the association and return things back to normal. That's all from the idiot. Thanks in advance.