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All my icons open with Notepad. How do I fix it?

i tried to play a game but it asked me to open it in another window, so i clicked the notepad icon and now all of my icons are the notepad icons and whenever i try to open something it up , all i see is a bunch of words like codes even in safe mode! what
should i do? 
Original title: please help me!

Solutions to the Problem All my icons open with Notepad. How do I fix it?

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Hi dj011231994,
-       Which version of Windows operating system
are you running?
Follow these methods:
Method 1:
system restore to a restore point prior to the issue.

System Restore: frequently asked questions
Method 2:
a.     Click Start, type
Notepad in the Start search box and hit Enter.
b.     Copy and paste the following lines (mentioned in bold) and save the file with a
.reg extension.
Double-click to add the information to your registry.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
This should fix the file association issue.

Open Action Center by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, and then, under System and Security, clicking Review your computer's status.

Update and run your antivirus software. Windows doesn't come with antivirus software, but Action Center can often monitor the antivirus software that you or your computer manufacturer have installed.

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