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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

28 Feb 2011   #210
soulcoma

Windows Seven
 
 
Help please

Brink, I use icon packager and like my fancy icons, IDKY. After I upgraded to 7 SP1 I clicked on WMP12 the next day (which I barely use) and it went to the msi and reinstalled it (or it somehow got uninstalled, IDK). I didn't think to change the associations. It changed some icons and I went registry fixing - and I messed some things up. Got all my icons back and everything is working fine but could you please post a zip or reg of a default WAV file type. Thank you for your hard work. The reg files already posted fixed the couple other mistakes I made. Thank you so much.


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28 Feb 2011   #211
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Soulcoma, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No problem at all. WAV has been added to the list.
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28 Feb 2011   #212
soulcoma

Windows Seven
 
 
That was quick...

Thanks! That was quick. Um, when I reset my wav file I also noticed my txt was not right so i merged that one, too. I then noticed that somehow my .dic and .log files are set to the text icon. IDK what the heck I did. When you get time could you please post the default .dic and .log file type default, too. I DL File Types Manager and went through everything and those are the last 2 I need to fix everything back to normal. Thank you so much!
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28 Feb 2011   #213
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Soulcoma.

DIC and LOG files are technically text files, so the text icon is the default icon used for these file extensions. I add both to the list though.
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04 Mar 2011   #214
olzon

Windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Had a minor brain malfunction and could not figure out what I did, I think I changed all my shortcuts to be opened with total commander, assoc lnk=lnkfile didn't help at all :P

Got back the default icons and everything,
Thank you!
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04 Mar 2011   #215
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Olzon, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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12 Mar 2011   #216
Arnot

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Just a thank you from the UK!

The link file association registry patch worked perfectly first time. Problem solved in one minute after six hours of frustration.

I had got as far as realising it was a registry based association problem and even found the relevant locations but my efforts at sorting it out manually without another machine to cope from had failed.

The thought that you should offer your services to Microsoft crossed my mind but on second thoughts someone who delivers the results that people want reliably and efficiently would shake them to the core and I doubt they would survive the culture shock!

Many thanks,

Arnot
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12 Mar 2011   #217
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, you're most welcome Arnot, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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13 Mar 2011   #218
Arnot

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, you're most welcome Arnot, and welcome to Seven Forums.
Thanks!

Just a couple of thoughts…

I have only just got my new machine and installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit after picking up a nasty attack on my original XP Pro machine. I took the decision because I came to the conclusion that with the passage of time, the security of XP had become so compromised that it was fast becoming impossible to defend.

Anyone who has undertaken this migration under such circumstances will also be aware of the string of issues attached to changing OS and moving to 64 bit so I won’t bore you with the trauma.

Anyway, it was with significant dismay that I realised that my new machine, just populated with my programmes and recovered data seemed to have been similarly infected when all my icons and programmes tuned into multiple versions of notepad. Unsurprisingly therefore I was a bit wary of downloading a registry patch with no knowledge of what it contained, without cause as it turned out.

So… even having read your perfectly reasonable explanation of why you have chosen to distribute the fix the way you have, could I suggest that you provide an explanation of the changes the fix makes to the registry? At very least it would give some comfort.

Also, from my many hours research, the quantity of posts in this thread and with some idea of the sequence of events that lead to the problem I can only conclude that this problem is a result of a weakness in the Windows 7 environment.

Do you have any thoughts on this and if you agree, why do you think that Microsoft don’t seem to have a fix (that works)?

It’s worth pointing out that I am a professional but independent user of many years experience (I cut my teeth programming by punching paper tape and have even serviced a mechanical computer) and I am very careful with downloading and running any programme. I suspect that many of the other posts come from people of similar backgrounds. Thank goodness that I also do regular backups!

Regards

Arnot
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13 Mar 2011   #219
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arnot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, you're most welcome Arnot, and welcome to Seven Forums.
Thanks!

Just a couple of thoughts…

I have only just got my new machine and installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit after picking up a nasty attack on my original XP Pro machine. I took the decision because I came to the conclusion that with the passage of time, the security of XP had become so compromised that it was fast becoming impossible to defend.

Anyone who has undertaken this migration under such circumstances will also be aware of the string of issues attached to changing OS and moving to 64 bit so I won’t bore you with the trauma.

Anyway, it was with significant dismay that I realised that my new machine, just populated with my programmes and recovered data seemed to have been similarly infected when all my icons and programmes tuned into multiple versions of notepad. Unsurprisingly therefore I was a bit wary of downloading a registry patch with no knowledge of what it contained, without cause as it turned out.

So… even having read your perfectly reasonable explanation of why you have chosen to distribute the fix the way you have, could I suggest that you provide an explanation of the changes the fix makes to the registry? At very least it would give some comfort.

Also, from my many hours research, the quantity of posts in this thread and with some idea of the sequence of events that lead to the problem I can only conclude that this problem is a result of a weakness in the Windows 7 environment.

Do you have any thoughts on this and if you agree, why do you think that Microsoft don’t seem to have a fix (that works)?

It’s worth pointing out that I am a professional but independent user of many years experience (I cut my teeth programming by punching paper tape and have even serviced a mechanical computer) and I am very careful with downloading and running any programme. I suspect that many of the other posts come from people of similar backgrounds. Thank goodness that I also do regular backups!

Regards

Arnot

Hello Arnot,

I can understand that. I have added a note about being able to right click on the REG file and click on "Edit" to see the contents of the REG file that will be added if used to help. While it's just not possible to have full details on each REG file download due to the size of space it would take up, the contents of the REG files are only what Windows 7 had originally by default for the file extension.

Unfortuntely, most file extension association issues are do to the user of the computer mistakenly setting the default association of the file extension to "Open with" the wrong program. There's really not a way to fix the user, but only to help.

Other than using the built-in System Restore feature that Microsoft has included in Windows to undo mistakes like this, the only easier way to help fix this is to offer the default associations of the file extensions for download like in this tutorial.
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