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Windows 7: BIG mistake, need help fast!

20 Dec 2010   #1
richprice

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
BIG mistake, need help fast!

I was changing some file associations on my system (Win 7 Pro 64-bit), and accidentally associated .bat (batch) files with a new text editor. How do I change it back to normal. I have a few .bat files that I need to run as an administrator, but since they are now associated with a text editor, they open in it and don't run anymore. Please help


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20 Dec 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Just run a system restore to the point before you changed the file association.
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20 Dec 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This will allow you to restore the default registry entries and program associations for the Windows 7 file extension type of your choice.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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20 Dec 2010   #4
richprice

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Well, I don't have a restore point, because this is a fresh installation and all new software. I made an image of the drive last night, but that was AFTER I made the bad mistake. How can I reset the file extension to be opened and run by the system like it is supposed to be?
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20 Dec 2010   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Rich... follow the directions in the tutorial to correct your problem..k??
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20 Dec 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
This will allow you to restore the default registry entries and program associations for the Windows 7 file extension type of your choice.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
Have you looked at the link Tews provided?

Aw Tews just beat me to the post

Good luck.
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21 Dec 2010   #7
richprice

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Well, I really appreciate the help on this problem. I hadn't created any restore point, so I just knew I didn't have any. But I went to Backup and Restore and discovered that there were quite a few restore points that I HADN'T created. I chose the newest one and it informed me that it would affect several programs, but none were important so it would just take a few minutes to reinstall them.

I ran the restore, and everything was back to normal. I just wasn't aware that Windows was making its own restore points. I've been a Linux geek for a long time now, because I hated the way Windows worked (or rather DIDN'T work) and hadn't used it in a long time. I skipped Vista altogether, but I am very quickly coming to like Windows 7 more and more each day.

Thanks for your suggestions. I'm very grateful that you helped me out whenI really needed it.
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21 Dec 2010   #8
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Just happy to hear your issue is sorted.

Peace
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21 Dec 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richprice View Post
Well, I really appreciate the help on this problem. I hadn't created any restore point, so I just knew I didn't have any. But I went to Backup and Restore and discovered that there were quite a few restore points that I HADN'T created. I chose the newest one and it informed me that it would affect several programs, but none were important so it would just take a few minutes to reinstall them.

I ran the restore, and everything was back to normal. I just wasn't aware that Windows was making its own restore points. I've been a Linux geek for a long time now, because I hated the way Windows worked (or rather DIDN'T work) and hadn't used it in a long time. I skipped Vista altogether, but I am very quickly coming to like Windows 7 more and more each day.

Thanks for your suggestions. I'm very grateful that you helped me out whenI really needed it.
Windows7 creates a restore point automatically every time you install or uninstall something (Program, Updates). It also creates one (I think) once per week - used to be once per day in Vista.
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21 Dec 2010   #10
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Windows7 creates a restore point automatically every time you install or uninstall something (Program, Updates). It also creates one (I think) once per week - used to be once per day in Vista.
Unless you turn this life saving feature off, which I don't suggest you do
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