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Windows 7: Download of .bat turns into .download.

14 Apr 2010   #11
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Sorry had to go for supper there.


Yeah, I think I'll just do that now.

Hopeufully .BAT is the only extension I have to do this with.

We'll see over the next few days or so.

I could do a system restore, but I have done way too much to my system in the last 24 hours, to justify going back a week for such a trivial problem.

THANKS FOR HELP EVERYONE, but unless this becomes a more pervasive problem, I think I will ignore it, and just use the re-name workaround, like suggested.

AND DO SYSTEM RESTORE POINTS MORE OFTEN!


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14 Apr 2010   #12
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I find CCleaner generally safe. However I don't run the registry clean too often. Don't want to temp fate. Usually it's because I uninstalled a program that doesn't know how to uninstall gracefully. Then I use CCleaner to get rid of the Registry traces.

I also have daily automatic registry backup using ERUNT. I set up ERUNT Autobackup to make a rotating Registry backup of the last 7 days. The oldest automatically gets deleted. Only uses about 800 MB for the whole 7 days.
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14 Apr 2010   #13
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
If I understand your problem correctly -

Rename the file by changing the file extension from .download to .bat.

MilesAhead types faster than I do!
I'd get me one of them talking computers but I know the thing would just argue with me every time I told it to do something. "You sure you want to do that?" (Kind of like UAC only with a nagging voice.)
I hear you!
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14 Apr 2010   #14
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
I find CCleaner generally safe. However I don't run the registry clean too often. Don't want to temp fate. Usually it's because I uninstalled a program that doesn't know how to uninstall gracefully. Then I use CCleaner to get rid of the Registry traces.

I also have daily automatic registry backup using ERUNT. I set up ERUNT Autobackup to make a rotating Registry backup of the last 7 days. The oldest automatically gets deleted. Only uses about 800 MB for the whole 7 days.
I normally don't do any registry cleaning unless, like you said, I have uninstalled a program, and I want to get rid of the slop.

I unfortunately must have forgot to leave them out of the entries to be deleted, and I STUPIDLY did not back up before doing it.

SO. I think I have created a FILE ASSOCIATION problem for myself.

I think Windows is basically coming back and saying , "I don't know who that is so I don't want to associate with them"

It's like I gave the system a little alzheimers.


Anyways, I have been researching fixing file associations in Windows, and have found a few potential answers, but I keep running into other problems.

I found a file called batfile.reg that should repair Windows association with bat files, but it says "one or more entries is open in another process"

So I am kinda stumped still.


EDIT:

Also found a file online called FileAssociationFixer.zip I opened extracted .exe file and the process seemed like it had potential, actually pretty cool.
BUT, it did not include BAT as an option for repair.

SO CLOSE BUT YET SO FAR!
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