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Windows 7: Windows 7 problem "Open with"

22 Jun 2013   #1
controllerhead

Windows 7 proffesional 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 problem "Open with"

Hey there, this is a really bad problem. My friend sent me a file, I thought it was a song. So i right clicked and pressed open with. I put open with windows media player And i forgot to untick the box"Always use this program to open this kind of file" so now all my programs use windows media player.

Snap shots (I changed it to so many differnet programs still. When I open it it opens the program I selected)
SNAP 1: 5a8f23dab49a7a45b83bd1fa2eb821f2.png
SNAP 2: (Any time I open a program it open my google chrome and shows me this): 5989756291e8fee441fbb1e5b0efa178.png
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Info: {[And even if I try changing the default program to ex: google chrome It still opens like the snapshot in ... SNAP 2

Please help, im suffering from this problem :/.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello controllerhead, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Downloading and merging the .reg files for the listed .lnk (LNK) and .exe options in the tutorial below will restore their default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2013   #3
controllerhead

Windows 7 proffesional 64bit
 
 

I did everything correct and I still see this problem:
3913827eaa1a6cc1449720d02024f0f2.png
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm sorry, but what is the problem with it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2013   #5
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi controllerhead, Following on from Brinks excellent advice, I would try rebuilding the Icon cache Icon Cache - Rebuild this will make the icons show correctly
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2013   #6
controllerhead

Windows 7 proffesional 64bit
 
 

When I open the program it opens google chrome. This goes for all the .exe programs on my PC.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2013   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

This is even after you did what I posted above and restarted the computer afterwards?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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