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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

31 Mar 2015   #800

Windows 7 Home Premium

I need help to restore .cfg and .blob back to open with shell32.dll

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31 Mar 2015   #801

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello XiiravenZ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Windows doesn't have any associations for these file types by default. You should be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before their associations got changed to restore them back to how they were when the restore point was created.
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22 May 2015   #802

Windows7 32-bit

Hi Brink,

I want to use ".rar" file I am not able to extract the same, could you please help
The same is not listed here
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22 May 2015   #803

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Graheja, and welcome to Seven Forums.

To be able to open .rar files, you'll need to install a 3rd party program like the free 7-Zip that supports opening them.
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23 May 2015   #804

Windows 7 Home Premiun, 64-bit operating system

I need the file extension .AWW which is not in the list. Hope you guys can get it there thank you very much Iíll be checking back.
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23 May 2015   #805

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Rashad, and welcome to Seven Forums.

.AWW is not associated to open with a program by default in Windows. What were you wanting to associate it with, or did you want to unassociate it?

File Extension Type - Unassociate
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29 May 2015   #806

Windows 7 Home Premiun, 64-bit operating system

Here is my situation Brink, I made 2 files in Microsoft Word 2010, when I first made the 2 files they open in Microsoft Word 2010 the program I made them in with no problems. And the 2 files when first create did not have the .AWW file type for some reason now the 2 files are .AWW type and will not open in Microsoft Word 2010 the program I made them in. So, I’m just stuck and do not know what to do to get the data off of these 2 files. I'm not sure what to do but I uploaded you a picture so you can see what I am talking about in the picture.

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29 May 2015   #807

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

The .AWW file extension is usually from the Ability Office productivity suite. AWW is similar to a Microsoft Word document and supports text, images and advanced page formatting. Ability Write can convert AWW files to Microsoft Word .DOCX and .DOC files.

Do you have Ability Office installed, and used it instead?
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01 Jun 2015   #808

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Really helpful! Thanks! You may live in total happiness as long as you want!!!
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04 Jun 2015   #809

Windows 7x64 Premium
Lost all exe associations.


The resolution for my problem may be buried somewhere in this thread, but at 80+ pages...well, I apologize if it is.

I attempted to install 'Yawcam' on an extra notebook I have. After d/l from their site (Yawcam - Download) I ran their exe file (have G-Data antivirus installed). Immediately after clicking, I noticed all files ending in exe were now associated with Java. Attempting to open any file ending in exe launched Java (very brief flash of the Java console).

I uninstalled Java then rebooted, hoping that the system would restore the associations, but that didn't work. After looking about on the web, I've tried launching a cmd prompt and regedit, but they won't open either. Looking at the control panel option of associating files, I see no option for exe files.

I suspect I will be reinstalling the OS, but wanted to check here in case there's another way.

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