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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

22 Feb 2015   #790

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (second reinstall)

Oh. I never knew that was an actual problem, I just thought that was how Explorer worked, I've always had that icon next to "Open"... Well, another tutorial to follow

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25 Feb 2015   #791

Windows 8 single language x64

Thanks for your help.
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04 Mar 2015   #792

Windows 7 32 bit

I managed to disassociate most of my program files from their default file type. I attempted to use the method provided to fix it, however I did not see results. Luckily, I was able to find a restore point and resolve the issue. I'm curious, however, of the following:
  • Could "merging" any of the provided files affect my registry negatively?
  • Does a system restore point override any of the aforementioned registry changes?
Please advise.

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04 Mar 2015   #793

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello expone, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm glad to hear that you got your issue sorted.

The .reg files in the tutorial will only restore default registry entries, so no worries about anything negative.

A system restore will restore the registry back to how it was when the restore point was created, so it will undo anything changed after the date of the restore point. Since all is well now, you have nothing to worry about.

Hope this helps,
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04 Mar 2015   #794

Windows 7 32 bit

Thanks, Brink! I appreciate the help and the prompt reply.
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04 Mar 2015   #795

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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20 Mar 2015   #796
Bill Bisco

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


I'm hoping you can help me. I accidently changed the default file type for aspx files for my work computer. I cannot merge the reg files because I do not have administrator access. The program used to have the "Windows Shell" as default. Do you know the location of that? If so, I can manually fix this issue.

Any help would be appreciated,

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20 Mar 2015   #797

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Bill,

Go ahead and merge the .reg file for the listed .aspx option in the tutorial. It will not fully merge since you are not an administrator, but it will restore the defaults for your account in the "Current User" location of the registry.
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26 Mar 2015   #798

win7 x64

just saying thanks. this post helped with the issues i was having
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26 Mar 2015   #799

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome jcaust, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad it could help.
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