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Windows 7: Everything opens in WordPad

28 Oct 2013   #1
ronnielee09

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Everything opens in WordPad

Don't know what happened, but now all my icons are for WordPad and all my short cuts open in WordPad. Even my internet shortcuts open in word. I've tried restore and that didn't change anything. I've tried changing the icons in the properties dialog box and they will not change. HELP!!


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29 Oct 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ronnie,

You should be able to download and merge the .reg files for the affected file types (ex: .lnk (LNK for shortcuts) and .url (internet shortcuts)) from the tutorial below to restore their default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Oct 2013   #3
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Another alternative is to browse to Computer and then under C\users Right click your user profile folder, and choose restore previous versions. Then choose the day before this happened and click restore. Everything will be back to the way it was.

System Restore

This happens usually because something you opened had an option to always open with that file checked by default. Sometimes buggy programs cause then everything to open with that program. It happens.
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29 Oct 2013   #4
ronnielee09

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Ronnie,

You should be able to download and merge the .reg files for the affected file types (ex: .lnk (LNK for shortcuts) and .url (internet shortcuts)) from the tutorial below to restore their default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Thanks!! This fixed everything. I restored all the file associations.
Ronnielee09
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29 Oct 2013   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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30 Oct 2013   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad you got it resolved
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