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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

30 Nov 2011   #360
JennB213

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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

Yep, there sure is a .ani file extension.

A .ani file is a Windows "animated cursor" file. This is different than .gif file. You can click on these links to help learn more details about the differences between them.

Omigosh, I apologize
I thought the issue was viewing an animation ...
I didn't realize they were having an issue with a cursor.

Another reason I need to keep my thoughts to myself.
I only know enough to be dangerous ..

So sorry ~!!

Jenn



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12 Dec 2011   #361
reluctant

windows 7 home 64
 
 
File Association woes

Brink, I hope you are still monitoring this after two years. I had a virus masquerading as an AV. After using c cleaner, my real AV was able to get rid of it, but apparently I checked too many boxes on the c cleaner menu because all (as in ALLLLLL) my file associations are gone. Sorry for shouting. Anything, anything I try to open results in the "and what would I open that file with, hmmm?" box. For some programs I installed I go into the program file and tell it to open with that file. Which it does--once. The check box to allow that program to be the default is grayed out.
I tried following your instructions for downloading the zipped files and merging the .reg file, tried logging out, then tried restarting. That did not fix the problem. Did you mean that I need to go through the unzipped files (why is unzipping working?) and merge or change or edit each one individually? Do I have to do each and every one and if not, how do I know which ones to do?
Thanks for your help.
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12 Dec 2011   #362
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Reluctant, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's correct, the ZIP download with all of the included default file associations, is just a collection of all of the listed REG file downloads in one ZIP file. You would still need to merge each individual REG file for each file extenstion that you wanted to restore to default.

Personally, with that much damage done by the virus, I would recommend backing up anything that you do not want to lose and do a clean install of Windows 7 if that is an option for you. There's no telling what else the virus may have also done.
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17 Dec 2011   #363
wall123

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for these reg files.

Some of my image file associations got messed up after uninstalling PaintShop Pro X3 and right clicking an image and selecting 'Open With' Windows Photo Viewer as the default didn't work, but now they are back to Windows Photo Viewer.

Happy Christmas
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17 Dec 2011   #364
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome wall123. I hope you have a merry Christmas as well.
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24 Dec 2011   #365
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

.cr2 wasn't in the list when i unzipped it.
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24 Dec 2011   #366
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello pxfragonard,

The ZIP file is just a collections of all of the listed file extension links below it put together in a ZIP file.

By default, .cr2 is not a supported file extension and is not associated to open with anything in Windows 7. This is why it's not listed since it's not listed in Windows 7 by default.

It's only added when you save or create a file with that extension, and is only associated to open with a program when you install a program that supports opening that file extension.

Please continue at your original thread below.

Unable to associate file type to upgraded version of a program
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27 Dec 2011   #367
Omgthnxsomuchhh

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Guys, I'll be honesty with you I'm 13 I got a new pc for x-mas and messed up my registry big time and could not have fixed it without you all. I just want to thank you all so much for this. I had to make an account just to express my gratitude thanks soooooo muchhhhh!
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27 Dec 2011   #368
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Omgthnxsomuchhh, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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27 Dec 2011   #369
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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

The ZIP file is just a collections of all of the listed file extension links below it put together in a ZIP file.

By default, .cr2 is not a supported file extension and is not associated to open with anything in Windows 7. This is why it's not listed since it's not listed in Windows 7 by default.

It's only added when you save or create a file with that extension, and is only associated to open with a program when you install a program that supports opening that file extension.

Please continue at your original thread below.

Unable to associate file type to upgraded version of a program
Yes, of course, Sean. The cr2 extension was added when I downloaded the Canon software and it was associated with that program, then with DxO because it supports that file type. The problem occurred when I downloaded a new version and the computer only recognized the old version, which is a different program. I uninstalled both but a registry item still existed for the old program. I modified that command, just changing the folder DxOOpticsPro v6 to DxOOpticsProv7 and everything worked as it should. Don't really understand why but I'm happy.
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