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Windows 7: i accidentally set default a specific program


04 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 home basic
 
 
i accidentally set default a specific program




In the 'open with' context menu, I accidentally changed the running program for ALL the icons on my desktop . So now, all the icons on my desktop are identical and all of them run using the same program, how do i revert this back?

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04 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello kiinzukaba, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could download the .reg files for the listed exe and lnk (LNK) options in the tutorial below to restore their default associations, and hopefully fix this.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiinzukaba View Post
The following link has a video for changing file type associations;

How to set the default programs in Windows 7 - YouTube

OR

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

HTH
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04 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 home basic
 
 

Brink@i tried it but..nothing happened

Sir George@i tried that too..but everytime i open with>choose a default program>"...." all the programs change to the default program i choose and it's just like the same...


or i think i just got mistake ..i'll do it all over again..to make sure it works
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04 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 home basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello kiinzukaba, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could download the .reg files for the listed exe and lnk (LNK) options in the tutorial below to restore their default associations, and hopefully fix this.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn


i saw some changes when i tried this.. ".ink" became the extensions of the programs
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiinzukaba View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello kiinzukaba, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could download the .reg files for the listed exe and lnk (LNK) options in the tutorial below to restore their default associations, and hopefully fix this.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn


i saw some changes when i tried this.. ".ink" became the extensions of the programs
Your initial post says "I accidentally changed the running program for ALL the icons on my desktop": What exactly did you do?
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