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Windows 7: Im screwed :(

12 Jul 2009   #1

windows 7 Home Premium
Im screwed :(

while trying to fix the problem i posted in my last post about changing the rar extension back to Default i changed it to the following:


and now i cant change it back!

there is no change option
this seems to be the only problem on my comp right now
i would really like to fix this
thanx for any help as awlays

My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64

I am not sure what you are really referring to. You changed C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll to what?

If anything you can do a system restore to your last point.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

or a repair install if it seems that things are hopeless...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

If you change shell32.dll, your computer basically becomes unusable. Or do you mean you set RAR folders to open with shell32?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2009   #5


just install 7zip and let it take ownership of the .rar file type.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2009   #6


I concur with ccatlett1984. And, you should quit tweaking in the manner you have been using. The error of selecting shell32.dll as a default option for opening anything indicates that you were way off base. You are not grasping the concept at a low level. If you learned anything in your original mistake, you forgot the lesson when you did it the next time.

And you should not be offended by this advice. This forum can be used for learning, but sometimes the lesson required is not the knowledge sought.
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