Computer with Windows 7 suddenly changes desktop icons that were shortcuts.
New file names are no longer e.g. "Internet Explorer" but, rather, "Internet Explorer.lnk"
File type is no longer Shortcut but .lnk
Creating new shortcuts results in the same thing.
Have not found a solution and it appears this is NOT a file association problem.
Rather, it appears to be how shortcuts are working.
It doesn't matter if the shortcut is to an .exe or to something else like .doc.