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Windows 7: Wrong default programme

12 Jun 2015   #1
elize

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Wrong default programme

Hi, I accidently set Notepad as my default. Now I can't download,run or open certain files and programmes. I tried to use the Snippet tool to make a picture. So, I copied what it looks like. All other files I try to open looks similar. Please Help..!!
L  F  Xy]Xy]pu    . @ % S y s t e m R o o t % \ S y s t e m 3 2 \ S n i p p i n g T o o l . e x e , - 1 5 0 5 2 3 . . \ . . \ . . \ . . \ . . \ . . \ W i n d o w s \ S y s t e m 3 2 \ S n i p p i n g T o o l . e x e " % w i n d i r % \ s y s t e m 3 2 \ S n i p p i n g T o o l . e x e ( * 1SPSXFL8C&m   *%windir%\system32\SnippingTool.exe % w i n d i r % \ s y s t e m 3 2 \ S n i p p i n g T o o l . e x e `  *X win-6qpucelvrja =Orh^@f%0=Orh^@f%0


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12 Jun 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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12 Jun 2015   #3
elize

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

yes i did merge, log off and back on. Everything is still the same.. I still get this in notepad when trying to open a program

MZ   @  !L!This program cannot be run in DOS mode.

$ 0_(Q1{Q1{Q1{){Q1{){Q1{){Q1{Q0{3P1{){Q1{){Q1{)*{Q1{RichQ1{ PE L :[J    F
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13 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I am not sure it is the same fix but check this one out Restore .EXE File Association in Windows 7/Vista After Incorrectly Associating it With Another Program - The Winhelponline Blog

It involves deleting a reg key then merging. The screenshot is the same as your problem.
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13 Jun 2015   #5
elize

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

thanks for the help but I managed to fix it by following these steps in the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IuXbXrYpvo
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13 Jun 2015   #6
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elize View Post
thanks for the help but I managed to fix it by following these steps in the video.
That is our tutorial linked in that video. The same one whs linked in post #2,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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