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Windows 7: CMD 'batch file' no longer performs in Win7 Ultimate (32bit)

23 Sep 2013   #1

Win7 Ultimate x32
CMD 'batch file' no longer performs in Win7 Ultimate (32bit)

For over a year, double clicking 'file.cmd' would trigger the correct response. Now, a double-click merely opens it in a text editor. When I try to change the file association, I find that "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" is greyed out, with an indelible/irremovable tick for a text editor. I need two things : 1. How to reverse the greying out and 2. What program to recommend to run the CMD.

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23 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

See Default File Type Associations - Restore

The file you require is listed as cmd and is for Windows command script files.
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25 Sep 2013   #3

Win7 Ultimate x32

Thank you so much - your remedy worked perfectly.
I posted this question in 5 forums. Yours was the first reply received, as well as being 'correct'.

I might add that when I checked the 'new' file association, it was listed as 'unknown application'. I have since changed that to Windows Command Processor, and hope it STAYS functional.
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