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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

09 Nov 2012   #510
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello slimmbadnitt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm sorry, but I don't know what you are referring to. Could you post back with a link to what you are referencing along with more details?


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13 Nov 2012   #511
inammathe

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Hi and thankyou for this fix! I was able to help a user who was experiencing this however was unable to discern what was its cause and the likelyhood of it happening again (she was also arguing with a colleague whether or not it was her fault.. i honestly couldn't settle it for I have no idea how it happend! :P). I was wondering if someone could shed some light on this and explain why this occurs and what could cause it?
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13 Nov 2012   #512
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello inammathe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This usually happens with someone uses "Open with" and leaves the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file box checked. Sometimes it could be malware that made the association change.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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13 Nov 2012   #513
inammathe

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Hi Brink and thanks for the prompt response.

However wouldn't such an action only make the change for that file type? Every file type was attempting to open using Word.
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13 Nov 2012   #514
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That happens when the default program for .exe or .lnk (LNK shortcuts) was changed to open with Word by either the user or malware. Since it's Word, I would say the user did it by mistake.

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol
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13 Nov 2012   #515
inammathe

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Ah now that makes perfect sense, thank you! and have a great day
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13 Nov 2012   #516
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Have a great day as well.
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13 Dec 2012   #517
Tobu

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Would it be possible to get a registry file for the file extension .py? It's a python file and screwed something up and can't change it back to default because the option is greyed out.

Thanks in advance.
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13 Dec 2012   #518
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tobu, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm sorry, but the .py file type is not a default file extension of Windows 7.

Are you able to set it's normal default program as the default program with all of it's associations in Default Programs?

Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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21 Dec 2012   #519
knightdulac

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

My Folders when I double clicked would only open with cmd.exe .... I LOVE YOU !!!!!!! HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS !!!!!
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