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Windows 7: System Restore

25 Jun 2014   #130
sapphyrblud

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
Sysyem Restore Error

i made a a mistake once of forgetting to uncheck the box for 'always use this program to open this kind of file' and now all my programs attempt to open in adobe reader. i tried fixing this error with system restore but i always get a response that system recovery failed even when i switch off my antivirus. is there anything i can do to reverse the situation or fix system restore?


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25 Jun 2014   #131
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sapphyblud, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could download and merge the .reg files for the listed .lnk (LNK) and .exe options in the tutorial below to restore their default associations. This may also fix system restore if related to the association issue.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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25 Jun 2014   #132
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sapphyrblud View Post
i made a a mistake once of forgetting to uncheck the box for 'always use this program to open this kind of file' and now all my programs attempt to open in adobe reader. i tried fixing this error with system restore but i always get a response that system recovery failed even when i switch off my antivirus. is there anything i can do to reverse the situation or fix system restore?
What file extension did you open with acrobat reader and forgot to uncheck "always use this program to open this kind of file"?
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26 Jun 2014   #133
sapphyrblud

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
What file extension did you open with acrobat reader and forgot to uncheck "always use this program to open this kind of file"?
.lnk
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26 Jun 2014   #134
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sapphyrblud View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
What file extension did you open with acrobat reader and forgot to uncheck "always use this program to open this kind of file"?
.lnk
In that case you could do what I posted above for .lnk files to fix this.
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26 Jun 2014   #135
sapphyrblud

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sapphyrblud View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
What file extension did you open with acrobat reader and forgot to uncheck "always use this program to open this kind of file"?
.lnk
In that case you could do what I posted above for .lnk files to fix this.
thanks. it works
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26 Jun 2014   #136
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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03 Jun 2015   #137
tobymeister

Win7 Pro x64
 
 
System Restore vs. Program Uninstaller

I have a System Restore "effectiveness" question for any expert that cares to respond.

If I create a System Restore point (in Win 7 Pro) before I install a program that includes drivers (Intel PRO/Set Wireless Software, for example), and I later want to completely remove/uninstall the program and its drivers.....

Which is more effective at removing all traces of the program and its drivers (Program Files, ProgramData, Registry entries, etc.):
1.) using Programs and Features "Uninstall", or
2.) restoring the System Restore point that was created before the application was installed?

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2015   #138
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Toby,

If the program is fully compatible with Windows 7, then it should fully uninstall using Programs and Features.

With that said, you know as well as I do, that not all programs will always uninstall fully and cleanly without having some remnants left behind. Doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you installed the program will restore Windows back to how it was when the restore point was created leaving no trace of any programs installed after the date of the restore point.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Jun 2015   #139
tobymeister

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Hi Brink,

Thanks for the quick reply. I appreciate your help.

Toby
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