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Windows 7: FireFox cache files & files w/o ext. use ME2 icon


06 Feb 2010   #1
ECH

Win7
 
 
FireFox cache files & files w/o ext. use ME2 icon

Hello,

I need to help. For whatever reason Fire Fox's cache files as well as files without an extension are now using Mass Effect 2 icons instead of their default icons. With FF's cache icons "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" is greyed out. And for the files without an extension I have no idea how to change that. Can someone help me get these files to show their default icons?

Side note:
I understand that if a file needs to be associated with the correct extension can be changed by adding the correct .ext however. For those files that don't have any extensions (IE: Fire Fox cache files) there is no extension for them and they default to Mass Effect 2 icons. I want this changed back to it's default icon.

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06 Feb 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

First, let me say that I'm no Firefox expert, I only use it as a backup, but I don't recall ever seeing any files without extensions...but then I have my system set to show all extensions, even if they are known, in Folder Options>View. Perhaps if you made this setting, you could reset the associations as needed.
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06 Feb 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ECH,

Double check to make sure that you have all file extensions set to display in Folder Options, then post back what file extensions these are for. I'll see if I can make you a reg file to restore their default associations with.
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06 Feb 2010   #4
ECH

Win7
 
 

Yes, as far as I know I have:
-Show hidden files and folders and drives
-Hide extensions for known files types are unchecked

Ok, I forgot to look at the tab for "Type" it does read File as that "type" for FF cache files.

Another note: when I click on FF's cache file (any cache file) it auto starts Mass Effect 2. LOL

That's a first...
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06 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might see if uninstalling and reinstallling Firefox may reset them back for you.
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06 Feb 2010   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
Yes, as far as I know I have:
-Show hidden files and folders and drives
-Hide extensions for known files types are unchecked

Ok, I forgot to look at the tab for "Type" it does read File as that "type" for FF cache files.
As far as you know? Either they are set or they aren't. You said that you have "Show hidden files and folder and drives" unchecked. For this purpose, it should be checked. You lost me on this "tab for type", please clarify, I don't find that tab.

EDIT: Brink's recommendation might be the fastest and easiest solution.
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06 Feb 2010   #7
ECH

Win7
 
 

Sure no problem: I have explorer set to details which provides columns to the right which shows date, type, size, etc. This is what I was referring to when I said that the "Type" indicated File when in FF's cache subfolder.


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On another note I've used Disk Cleanup to remove it's defaults file selections and FF's cache no longer starts ME2. Although the icon still remains. Thanks for the info.
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06 Feb 2010   #8
ECH

Win7
 
 
Update

I exited out of Explorer and restarted Explorer and the ME2 icon is now removed from FF's cache files. It looks like using Disk Cleanup did the trick. I want to thank everyone for their help none the less!
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