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Windows 7: Help: Can't change .dll back to default

21 Oct 2010   #1
vaca

xp
 
 
Help: Can't change .dll back to default

I accidentally open a file extension ".dll" type/name (unknown application) with "notepad" and I can't change it back to its default. Now its has a NOTEPAD icon in the middle.how can i change it back to default?? I have try everything i know.


sorry don't know much about computer.

help!!!

window 7 ultimate


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21 Oct 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Vaca, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can download and merge the dll option in the tutorial below to restore it's default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Oct 2010   #3
vaca

xp
 
 

shawn, i'm lost after step 5, on... what does it mean "run"?

5. Click on the Run button in the Security Warning pop-up.

6. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip and .reg files on the desktop if you like.

8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.


Default File Type Associations - Restore


One other thing, this .dll file it was downloaded, its not in the registry and i accidentally open with notepad. does it matter
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21 Oct 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Run is just the button in a pop-up window that you click on to approve merging the REG file. That's all.

When you double click on the downloaded and extracted REG file, does it open automatically with Notepad?

If so, then you will need to check in Default Programs to set the reg file extension to have it's "Current Default" program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the REG file again. You should then see what I meant about the Run button.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Oct 2010   #5
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

You opened the .dll file in notepad and then saved it? Have you tried renaming the file back to it's original name, including the .dll extension? ie. "example.dll"
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