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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

01 Jul 2011   #270

Windows 7

Thanks Brink!! It worked!

You just gave me a cure for my headache.

Thanks again.

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01 Jul 2011   #271

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Kiara. :)
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03 Jul 2011   #272

Win 6 Ultimate 64 bit

Hi Brink,
I am having problems in vbs file association.
When I execute the " Merge" the file opens in notepad.
Kindly advice a way forward.

I use Dell E6420 with win7, 64 bit OS.

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03 Jul 2011   #273

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Futuristic,

The yellow TIP box under step 4 should fix this for you so that you will be able to merge the REG file afterwards. :)
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04 Jul 2011   #274

Win 6 Ultimate 64 bit

Yes, Thanks. It solved the problem.
Thank you for the prompt response, appreciate it very much.
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04 Jul 2011   #275

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Futuristic. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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16 Jul 2011   #276
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Note: .tar files can be associated with Winrar or Winzip if either is installed. It would have to be enabled in either one. 7-Zip also, and it is free.
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20 Jul 2011   #277

windows 7 home premium 32-bit os
unable to open files by double clicking


I have tried all the solutions given here,but it doesnot seem to work for me....when i try to open the file by double clicking all i get is an error message saying "doesnot have a program associated with it to perform this action.please install a program or if one is already installed create an assocition" but i can open the file by right clicking.
Please help

Thank you,
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20 Jul 2011   #278

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Moulya, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please see the TIP box under step 4 to help with this. :)
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23 Jul 2011   #279

Win7 Ultimate x64

Hi, I was hoping for some advise in changing ani files back to Unknown.
I had a read through this thread but couldn't find the answer.
I noticed today on my newly setup laptop that my ani cursor files are showing as thumbnail images but on my desktop they were Animation Shop Icons. I have removed them from AS but now they are blank. In the properties box for the file it says Open With "Windows Shell Common Dll" whereas on my laptop it says Unknown Application.
I would really like to be able to see the thumbnails as on my laptop. Thanks
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