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Windows 7: Unable to associate file type to upgraded version of a program

23 Dec 2011   #11
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

See if Types can do it for you. I've only used it once & it worked the charm. You can even uninstall Types & you have the option to leave the changes.

It is a little confusing but you should be able to figure it out. You can install it to the control panel & the context menu or either.


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23 Dec 2011   #12
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks but the last time I installed new software from a chat room my computer OS completely went kaput. I can't face that again - not for a minor problem.
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23 Dec 2011   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I can vouch that the free program Types would be good one to try to get the file to open with DxO v7.1.
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24 Dec 2011   #14
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Sean. That helps.
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24 Dec 2011   #15
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Tried Types and they couldn't find DxO at all in list of programs under the .cr2 file extension.... ???
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24 Dec 2011   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I would recommend to also contact DxO and report this issue to them to see if it may be a known issue with that program and if they may have a solution or workaround.
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24 Dec 2011   #17
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks... done.

What do you think that item in the registry means?


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24 Dec 2011   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's a registry entry added when you installed the program for reference of it's exe file used to run the program. However, it could also be a orphaned remnant from the older version of the program you had installed as well.

If you like, you could try modifying the path part of the entry to that of the exe file for the version instead to see if that may help.
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24 Dec 2011   #19
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That's what I was thinking but to do it I'd have to make a new one, right? and then delete the old one? I didn't see a way to just change the wording to v7 instead of v 6. If so, which option under "new" do I use?
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24 Dec 2011   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you could post back with the full path of the .exe file for the new version of the program, I'll be happy to create a REG file that you could use to change this registry entry automatically for you.
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