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Windows 7: Open with problems

22 Apr 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit
Open with problems

About a month ago i was bored/ procrastinating and was using the open with function and opened a random program as note pad, what i diddnt notice at the time is that i left a check box at the bottom saying "always open the seleted program to open this kind of file", when I clicked ok

it set every file to now opens as note pad, evey time i then icon for evey program has been replaced by the note pad icon. when i open somthing it now only opens note pad showing me a bunch of crazy random symbols

can anyone please tell me how to fix this

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22 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

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22 Apr 2011   #3

windows 7 64 bit

ok ive downloaded and instaled it and i have a list file extension types but i dont know which ones i am meant to remove the the association from, do I have to do it for all of them or do i have to select somthing specific?
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22 Apr 2011   #4


Hi, welcome to the forums

You will want to restore your File Type Associations, mainly .EXE and .LNK. Just download the registry keys from the tutorial and run them.

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22 Apr 2011   #5

windows 7 64 bit

success!! you guys have saved me, thankyou
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22 Apr 2011   #6


You're welcome, we're glad it's sorted

Please enjoy the rest of the forums
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10 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium32bit

Hello. I Share the same problem with motster and i tried Orbital Shark's solution but it doesn't work. What should I do? And also, regarding Bill2's answer, I don't know what files are to delete. Thank youuu. Please help me
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