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Windows 7: File associations help!

02 Sep 2013   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Right click on one of them, and click on Properties. Next, what does it say for "Type" in the "General" tab? This will help to verify what file types these are happening with.


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02 Sep 2013   #22
Coastalwave

Windows 7 home I think?
 
 

It says "type of file: iTunes music player (.lnk)
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02 Sep 2013   #23
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

You might want to try this:

Click Start Menu, and then type regedit in the Start Search and press ENTER. Navigate to the following registry branch:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk

Click on the arrow to expand it and delete the sub-key named UserChoice. Exit from Registry Editor.

Reboot
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02 Sep 2013   #24
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Very quick solution assuming you have not made or created any documents recently since your friend messed with the computer. This will undo anything since that time he messed with it. If you have copied new music or whatever or added a document this will undo it.

I would recommend backing up your profile, doing the restore on your profile and then copying any files over that are now missing. Quickest way to do this.

Restore your profile using previous versions. Previous Versions - Restore Files and Folders
Go to click computer-C drive-users-Right click your account name for windows (username) and choose restore previous versions. Or properties-then previous versions. Choose the date before your friend messed with your computer. Click restore. Problem solved.


Also, in the future always make friends or family that want to borrow the computer use the guest account!
Guest Account - Turn On or Off
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02 Sep 2013   #25
Coastalwave

Windows 7 home I think?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xunile View Post
You might want to try this:

Click Start Menu, and then type regedit in the Start Search and press ENTER. Navigate to the following registry branch:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk

Click on the arrow to expand it and delete the sub-key named UserChoice. Exit from Registry Editor.

Reboot



After expanding the FileExts I couldn't find the sub-key named user choice.
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02 Sep 2013   #26
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

If you are logged in as another user does the same thing happen?
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02 Sep 2013   #27
Coastalwave

Windows 7 home I think?
 
 

I found it! And after rebooting everything went back to normal! Thank you xunile! And everyone else that helped! You guys are lifesavers!

-Coastal Wave
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02 Sep 2013   #28
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nice job xunile
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02 Sep 2013   #29
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coastalwave View Post
I found it! And after rebooting everything went back to normal! Thank you xunile! And everyone else that helped! You guys are lifesavers!

-Coastal Wave

You're welcome. Glad it finally got worked out for you.
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02 Sep 2013   #30
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Nice job xunile
Thanks.
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