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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

16 Aug 2010   #120
LittlePuff

Windows 7
 
 

I've looked at this article and found it would be easier to just use another PDF Reader. Spending a few hours manually restoring all my .exe files is not what I would like to spend my afternoon doing. Thanks for the tut it was excellent.

Before I go is the problem a virus or just bad engineering by Adobe with regards to Windows 7? I thought it was a Virus.


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16 Aug 2010   #121
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello LittlePuff, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I need more details about what is happening before I can say what the issue may be.

If none of your EXE files will work, then you can download and merge the exe download in this tutorial to restore all of that file extension's associations and settings.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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17 Aug 2010   #122
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Very nice tutorial
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17 Aug 2010   #123
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Abhishek.
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17 Aug 2010   #124
LittlePuff

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Brink much appreciated
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17 Aug 2010   #125
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome LittlePuff.
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22 Aug 2010   #126
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello Shawn,

When I go to Start | Run | %appdata% or %temp% it's opening "Open with" Window. What could be the broken association ?

Thanks !
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22 Aug 2010   #127
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Shyam,

Are you able to manually navigate to these two hidden folder locations and they be there?

%appdata%
C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Roaming

%temp%
C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\Temp


You might see if using the folder and Directory downloads may help.
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22 Aug 2010   #128
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Shyam,

Are you able to manually navigate to these two hidden folder locations and they be there?

%appdata%
C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Roaming

%temp%
C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Local\Temp


You might see if using the folder and Directory downloads may help.
Yes manually I'm able to navigate to that location. Just the Start run doesn't work I tried Folder and directory. No go
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22 Aug 2010   #129
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. How does it work when just using the Start Menu search box and pressing enter instead of using Run?

I'm not sure what association would be for that. If it just started recently, then you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this started to try and fix it.
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