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Windows 7: How do you revert a filetype back to unknown..?

29 Jul 2010   #11
mitchell65

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

Now I understand the question I have looked for the answer and it might be here:

Try this simple 3rd party program

http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/231/1/An-Utility-to-Unassociate-File-Types-in-Windows-7-and-Vista.html


1. Download unassoc.zip from the Attachments section, and save to Desktop
2. Extract the contents to a folder and run the file unassoc.exe
3. Select the file type from the list
4. Click
Remove file association (User)

If the file still associates with Adobe, click
Delete file type

I found this by Googling the problem. The red parts I copied and pasted so it is untried as far as I am concerned but it was from a Microsoft Site. It might help!


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29 Jul 2010   #12
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

That can't be a Microsoft site. There are ads..

I was scurrying thru the Processes tab to see what was going on, but sure enough, it's a winner ! It tries to collect every filetype in your system. I refreshed and sure enough .CNF was in there.."Remove file association" was faded not clickable. The "Delete file type" option worked flawlessly easily. They are now iconless :]

Thanks MUCH, mitchell65 ! I can recommend that tiny tool to anyone who wants a file..iconless !! L0L ! Sorry for this wimpy thread, you rock !
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29 Jul 2010   #13
mitchell65

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

It was a bit bold of me to call it a MS Site I agree but most, if not all of the contributors are Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) so the advice is likely to be sound.
Anyway delighted that it worked for you. Sorry if I didn't fully understand the problem in the first place but I am from the "old school" and get a bit confused with modern phraseology
Am reporting this topic as resolved if that is OK with you. A lot of the regular members here use the "New Posts" facility to see what questions they might be able to answer and the resolved tick does help them to go straight to those topics that still need help!
P.S. Iconless, now there's a new word!
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29 Jul 2010   #14
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

mitchell..! I forgot to edit the subject with [S0LVED] in the beginning. Hahah, old school yes. I'm 80s..just barely, 1989 hahah, screw the 90s ! "likely to be sound" is a neat phrase, too. :]

EDIT: Can't really find a edit topic feature..

Cheers !
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29 Jul 2010   #15
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mistamontiel View Post
mitchell..! I forgot to edit the subject with [S0LVED] in the beginning. Hahah, old school yes. I'm 80s..just barely, 1989 hahah, screw the 90s ! "likely to be sound" is a neat phrase, too. :]

EDIT: Can't really find a edit topic feature..

Cheers !
Actually the best way to get a topic marked as solved is to click the little red triangle at top right and just type in "Solved" A Moderator will do the rest!
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