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Windows 7: Index - Add or Remove File Types

27 Jan 2013   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Shayneval,

Your screenshot is not for the search index. It's for "Default Programs" instead, and is not related to this tutorial.

For what you want, you could right click on a .sch file, and use "Open with" to set it to always have Schematics as it's default program instead.

Open With - Change Default Program

Hope this helps.


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12 Oct 2014   #11
justinj9974

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

How do I remove a file type from the list located under the File Type tab in the Advanced Options window?

Justin
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12 Oct 2014   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Justin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What file type is this for?

It would involve deleting it in the registry, and causing the file extension to no long be associated to open with any program.

It would be safer to just leave it unchecked if you just didn't want them included in the index.
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14 Oct 2014   #13
justinj9974

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks Brink!

The file type is .14) and I'm not sure how it got created. I like to name my files in this convention - Document Name (MM.DD.YR).

That means a document would be named - Windows Seven Forums (10.14.14), but they get saved as Windows Seven Forums (10.14 [the .14) gets removed as it's identified as a file type].

It's HIGHLY annoying and I'm not about to change my naming convention to satisfy Microsoft. If I have to modify the registry, so be it. Can you help?
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14 Oct 2014   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It sounds like you may have renamed the file extension by mistake. What was it originally?

It may be best to not have known file extensions showing to help avoid renaming them by mistake.

File Extensions - Hide or Show
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15 Oct 2014   #15
justinj9974

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the prompt response!

Is there a way that I can delete or rename it so I can use my usual file naming convention?
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16 Oct 2014   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You'll always have to have the correct file extension for it to be properly associated with the default program you use to open it with.
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19 Oct 2014   #17
justinj9974

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

As I don't know what the file extension was and you're (apparently) telling me there is nothing I can do to get rid of it, I guess my only option is to reinstall Windows?

Again, I just want it gone so I can name my files the way I desire.
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19 Oct 2014   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You can rename your files anything you like, but you will need to keep the file extension at the end what it should be for that file type to be able to have it's default program open it.

Reinstalling Windows will not change that since it's by design.
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20 Oct 2014   #19
justinj9974

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I think we're not communicating clearly and maybe it's my fault, so please bear with me:

1. I somehow managed to rename an unknown file type to - .14)
2. This file type is NOT standard to Windows
3. I like to name my files with this naming convention - Document (10.20.14)
4. This causes issues as Windows believes the end of that naming convention is a file type.
5. I'd like to remove or rename that file type so I don't have to change my naming convention
6. It's apparently really difficult to remove a file type completely
7. I can't rename the file type as I don't know what it was originally
8. Reinstalling Windows will apparently STILL contain the non-standard file type of .14)
How this is possible is beyond me as it's not on ANY other Windows machine unless someone accidentally did the same
9. Associating a file tyoe with a default program to open it is NOT an issue.

Does that make more sense now?
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