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Windows 7: Delete file type association?

21 Mar 2014   #1
mboweman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Delete file type association?

I have accidentally associated a number of file types with Notepad. I'm trying to delete their association so they go back to having no program that they open with, but Windows does not seem to have this ability integrated into Default Programs > Set Associations. I tried deleting the registry values for the file type in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts, but that didn't work. Any other ideas?


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21 Mar 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mitch,

You should be able to unassociated the file extensions using an option in the tutorial below.

File Extension Type - Unassociate

Hope this helps.
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21 Mar 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mboweman View Post
I have accidentally associated a number of file types with Notepad. I'm trying to delete their association so they go back to having no program that they open with, but Windows does not seem to have this ability integrated into Default Programs > Set Associations. I tried deleting the registry values for the file type in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts, but that didn't work. Any other ideas?
Did you restart the computer after modifying the registry? Just a thought.

HTH
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