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Windows 7: Open With - Change Default Program

29 Apr 2012   #60
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Leeroy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Downloading and merging the .lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below will restore .lnk (shortcuts) back to it's default associations automatically for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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29 Apr 2012   #61
leeroycooley

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

thankyou, your a life saver! anyway to get icons back to normal? its not as important, but it is a bit of a pain in the arse!
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29 Apr 2012   #62
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.

It depends on if it's the actual shortcut's icon or the overlay arrow on the icon. If you would, please post a screenshot showing them to see if it may help ID what may be wrong with them
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30 Apr 2012   #63
leeroycooley

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

here we go


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30 Apr 2012   #64
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's hard to tell what the shortcuts are for with the text garble and blurry, but you might see if rebuilding the icon cache may help now since the default association has been restored.
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13 May 2012   #65
zuckie

windows 7
 
 
not working for me

I'm following these steps to try to add Audacity to the list of programs I can use to open an audio file, but when I choose "audacity.exe" and click "open" it does not appear on the list! Anyone have any ideas as to why that would be or how I can successfully add it to the list of programs? Thanks!
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13 May 2012   #66
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zuckie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you expand Other Programs in "Open with" at step 3B to see if it was listed there?
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15 May 2012   #67
zuckie

windows 7
 
 

Yes I did. I clicked on "browse" found the "audacity.exe" file, clicked open and nothing happened - it did not appear in the list of programs I could open audio files with, it was as if I hadn't done anything. Any ideas are welcome!
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15 May 2012   #68
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The exe file may not be the correct file from the program to run the audio file with, or the exe doesn't support running that audio file. Are you able to open the file from within the program itself to run it? If so, then it may be another file from the program that runs it instead. What does the program's shortcut target point to?
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19 May 2012   #69
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

thanks
but this doesn't work with VLC.exe and FLV extension
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