Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How to Backup Windows 7 Default (Customized) File Associations

02 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7
How to Backup Windows 7 Default (Customized) File Associations

Does anyone know how you can backup your personal customizations to the Default File Locations (e.g., my *.txt isn't assocated with Notepad, but Notepad2). Is it in the registry somewhere?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

02 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Furashgf,

You can export the FileExts key at the registry location below to backup all of your custom "Open with" default associations for file extenstion. If you just wanted to backup a specific file extension, then you could just export that specific file extension instead under the FileExts key.

To restore the backup, you would just merge the exported REG file.


Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 How to Backup Windows 7 Default (Customized) File Associations

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: How to Backup Windows 7 Default (Customized) File Associations
Thread Forum
Default File Type Associations - Restore Tutorials
MS Word not in default file associations list Microsoft Office
MS Office 2010 default file associations missing Microsoft Office
program default associations Browsers & Mail
Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations Tutorials
Windows 7 Autoplay and Media File Associations General Discussion
Default Programs & Setting Associations General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33