Windows 10: recovery of files stored as .lnk during back up before reinstallation of Windows10

Discus and support recovery of files stored as .lnk during back up before reinstallation of Windows10 in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi everybody, recently I had problems with constantly crashing PC at work. The IT person said that we need to reinstall windows and I should back up... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Eldem, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. Eldem Win User

    recovery of files stored as .lnk during back up before reinstallation of Windows10


    Hi everybody,

    recently I had problems with constantly crashing PC at work. The IT person said that we need to reinstall windows and I should back up my files.I did to by drug and drop to a server location. When I transfered my data back to reinstalled windows I could not open any of them except couple of excel files because they were shortcuts.lnk and the original files could not be found,.

    I tried to recover data with online PC programms but it recovers the files that are still .lnk.

    Thank you for your help

    :)
     
    Eldem, Aug 21, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 WMDC .lnk files

    Hi Jom,

    We suggest performing the steps provided above for us to troubleshoot your issue with copying .lnk files to any devices.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Lov Dollente, Aug 21, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 WMDC .lnk files

    • Just to confirm, are you having issues copying shortcuts (.lnk files) to any devices?
      Yes
    • Have you made any changes prior to the issue? No, Except what is described in this trade
    • Are you receiving any error messages? It seems like there is some messages there are suppressed, there is appearing some sounds, like error sounds but no message displayed.
    • Is the issue the same when copying a different file? nope, only on the .lnk files
    • What are the steps that you've done so far to troubleshoot the issue?
      What is described in my previous comments

      When it was working before the specified Windows 10 updates, it would sometimes prompt if want to do or accept something ... But unfortunately I can't remember what is was, i think it was something about if you want to do is for this files types
      and again if you want to do it for all the following files as well.

     
    j.o.mortensen, Aug 21, 2020
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  4. recovery of files stored as .lnk during back up before reinstallation of Windows10

    Windows 10 WMDC .lnk files

    Hi,

    We'll need to gather a bit more information to better identify what's causing this. Kindly answer the following:

    • Just to confirm, are you having issues copying shortcuts (.lnk files) to any devices?
    • Have you made any changes prior to the issue?
    • Are you receiving any error messages?
    • Is the issue the same when copying a different file?
    • What are the steps that you've done so far to troubleshoot the issue?

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Lov Dollente, Aug 21, 2020
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