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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Problem - Need Help

10 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home
Windows Explorer Problem - Need Help

I have associated a .tar.gz file to open always using windows explorer by mistake. the problem is that when I try to associate the file again with another program, the checkbox that says "Always use this program to open that kind of file" is disabled.
and when I open this file, the processor goes to 100% and the task manager keep starting new processes all of them are called explorer, I don't know what to do ! please help.

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10 Mar 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Do a system restore to a point before you made the association....
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10 Mar 2010   #3

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Otherwise, just for a check, Open an elevated command prompt (start > all programs> accessories > command prompt, right click it and run as admin), type sfc /scannow and hit enter. Wait for the scan to be completed, and restart. If the issue is due to any system file corruption, that will be fixed by it.
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10 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

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