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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

29 Mar 2013   #550

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Yeah, you'll need to restart the computer after merging the .reg file I posted above to apply it same as in tutorial.

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29 Mar 2013   #551

windows 7

Hi Shawn,

it worked like a charm and I also removed the string in ;


It appears it still had the string for adobe acrobat reader.

I now have the blanc notepad like icon again, thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!

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29 Mar 2013   #552

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Juan.
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26 May 2013   #553

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hi -

A friend of mine recently asked me to fix a broken keyboard on her laptop running Win 7 Home Premium. In checking it out, I found that the default programs for many file types were incorrectly set to Notepad. Using the Zip file collection of fixes from Brink's tutorial. I was able to fix most of them. A most sincere Thank You.

However, three Security Certificate extensons, .cer, .crt and .der, which should use Crypto Shell Extensions, remain associated with Notepad. I don't know how significant these are as in the short time I have had the computer I don't believe I have seen any issues related to this. If you can help, it would be most appreciated.

Finally, between your great tutorial and studying the reg files in your zip collection, I have started to gain some insight to the workings of the registry. Thanks again.

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26 May 2013   #554

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Don, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The default .cer, .crt, and .der registry entries have been added. Hope they help.
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27 May 2013   #555

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Shawn -

That did the trick. Thanks for the prompt help and the great tutorials!

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27 May 2013   #556

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Don. I'm glad to hear that they helped.
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28 May 2013   #557


Hello, I had a problem that all my files and programs opening a ms word document format then I read the instructions and downloaded the extension types and I merged all the 105 extension files on my computer and I restarted the computer it was back to normal, I really appreciate this help but Are these secured extension files that I have merged in my computer, please let us know so that we can take precautions before we go head with our computer? I have some personal files on my computer so is there any hacking personal files from my computer? Why I am asking this because I am new to this forum and I don't have much knowledge, I just saw the instructions, downloaded the extension file types and merged in my computer? I am sorry If I am saying anything wrong. It is just for clarification.

Thanks for all your help.
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28 May 2013   #558

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Stalin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm happy to hear that they were able to help you.

First, I would strongly recommend in the future that if you are not sure of the safety of or have questions about a download, you should ask about them or scan them first before installing/merging on your computer so you will be safer.

The downloads in this tutorial are 100% safe to use though. They will only restore the default Windows registry entries for the file extension that the download is for.

Hope this helps,
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28 May 2013   #559

windows 7 ultimate x64


i need (srt) file extension, it's translation file please, add it to your list reg
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