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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

18 Jan 2012   #390

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Patsfan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to do OPTION ONE in the tutorial below while logged in as an administrator to enable regedit again. Afterwards, see if you are able to merge the REG file to restore the default .exe associations.

Regedit - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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20 Jan 2012   #391

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thank you shawn for this fix. Do you know why this happened? What is the fastest way to do this? I dragged two at a time to my desktop to keep track of which ones I was merging. Once on my desktop I did 1 at a time. Was wondering if I couldve selected more than 1 and merged all of them at once?
My guest account is working now thanks once again.
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20 Jan 2012   #392

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Ronny.

File associations are usually messed up by mistake when the "Always use" box is checked when using Open with. Malware or a virus is another cause. Sometimes when you install a program, it may take over as the default program as well.

You could select all or more than one REG file to merge at once, but it still will only merge them one at a time anyways so you might as well run them one at a time though.
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20 Jan 2012   #393

Windows 7 Ultimate

God, Brink. You have a fix for everything, kudos to you.
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20 Jan 2012   #394

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Not everything, but I do try.
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20 Jan 2012   #395

Windows 7 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Not everything, but I do try.
90% of the time you help and the other 10%, you just post a link that always ends up helping
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20 Jan 2012   #396
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

No one is perfect but he tries! Besides what would SF or VF do without all the guides he has written to date? And they are typically better written when compared to blogs for the same things!

This is why I say: "Keep up the good work! Shawn"!
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23 Jan 2012   #397

windows 7 ultimate 32bit

thanks so much for such a useful post, it really help me and solved my problem.
thanks in advance
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23 Jan 2012   #398

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome mrmtgh, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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02 Feb 2012   #399

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Thanks Brink

Recently my dll files mysteriously decided to associate themselves with "Audacity" (which I installed in 2010).

Your dll reg file fixed the problem.
Thanks Brink.
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