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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

11 Aug 2012   #470
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could check to see if your AV program may be blocking or causing an issue with them. You might also go ahead and post about this in the Software forum area for more specific help with this subject though.


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20 Aug 2012   #471
Jayce1983

Windows 7, 64 bit (on my 'main' computer)
 
 

tried all sorts of fixes and registry edits. None seem to stick. They say the values are added but upon reboot the .exe files are still the plain piece of paper. I'm almost certain there is still a virus but i cannot run MBAM installation as it is an .exe file extension.
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20 Aug 2012   #472
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jayce,

Well, the first thing we need to do is to help make sure that your system is clean. If you like, you could create a bootable USB with Windows Defender Offline on another 64-bit computer to use to scan your computer with at boot.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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20 Aug 2012   #473
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Shawn, I just use the ico reg entry. It worked for me.
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20 Aug 2012   #474
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Gary. I'm glad that it was able to help you.
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21 Aug 2012   #475
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The VLC media player will also play .mkv files. And it's free.
VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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21 Aug 2012   #476
pyrrhus715

Windows 7
 
 

By mistake, I selected all .exe files to always open with alcohol120%. I've seen downloads suggested to fix it but I can't even open the internet to try that because everything opens the alcohol program.
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21 Aug 2012   #477
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pyrrhus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to download the .reg file for the EXE option in the tutorial on another computer, and copy it over to your computer to merge?

If not, then you could also do a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you did this to undo it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Aug 2012   #478
pyrrhus715

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Pyrrhus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to download the .reg file for the EXE option in the tutorial on another computer, and copy it over to your computer to merge?

If not, then you could also do a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you did this to undo it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
When I transfer the reg file onto the computer it comes up as alcohol, same as the other files.

The system restore didn't work because it also opened alcohol.
Is there anything else I can do or is there a way to get the file onto the desktop without it being opened with alcohol?
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29 Aug 2012   #479
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pyrrhus,

Are you able to do what's in the yellow TIP box under step 3 to hopefully be able to merge the .reg file for EXE afterwards.

If not, then be sure you are trying to do the system restore at boot instead of from within Windows 7.
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