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Windows 7: moved a program, its files opened wrong, editing registry didn't help.


28 Oct 2012   #1

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moved a program, its files opened wrong, editing registry didn't help.

I had a program in a subfolder on my desktop, and I had set it as the default program for opening .PK3 and .WAD files, and then, like a total idiot, I moved the program to a different folder.
The next time I tried to open a PK3, the "open with..." dialog box came up. I browsed for the new location of the program, and clicked ok.
But for some reason the program hadn't shown up on the list, so i had unwittingly set it to open with Adobe Reader (the first on the list).
i tried going into HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the registry editor, deleting .pk3, .wad, pk3_auto_file and wad_auto_file, and restarting my pc, but nothing changed.


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28 Oct 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello tomatopipps and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have a system restore point going back to a date/time prior to moving the program and editing the registry?


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28 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

ok, i'll try that, thanks.
EDIT: restored to 8 days ago, before i even installed the program i broke.
and nothing of value was lost.
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28 Oct 2012   #4

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Great news! Glad you got it fixed and thanks for posting back.
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