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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

29 Sep 2012   #500
annieyea

Windows Vista
 
 

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

It's not a dumb question at all. You will just need to do what's in the yellow Tip box under step 3 to restore the default association for .reg files. Afterwards, you should be able to merge it.
Thanks for the response!
When I set the associations it prompts me to select a program to open it with. Which program should I use?


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29 Sep 2012   #501
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You would want to set the .reg file extension to have it's "Current Default" program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe).
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29 Sep 2012   #502
annieyea

Windows Vista
 
 

Okay I did that. I also accidentally changed the ".lnk" extension's default to Registry Editor, and now there's no option to merge when I right click
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29 Sep 2012   #503
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Changing ".lnk" aaociations would not affect ".reg" associations.

If you right click on the downloaded .reg file for the listed lnk, and you do not have merge available, then you will need to make sure the you have .reg in Default Programs (click on link) set to have it's "Current Default" program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe) again.

Afterwards, try merging the download for lnk again.
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30 Sep 2012   #504
annieyea

Windows Vista
 
 

I changed the default program for ".reg" to Registry Editor but still no luck.
When I right click, the only option is Open.
I'm on a Vista if that helps. Wrong forum... my bad. I tried a system restore and it didn't change anything either.

Edit:
I changed the ".lnk" extension to open with Registry Editor and I think everything is back to normal now. Thanks for the help!
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30 Sep 2012   #505
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, for Vista issues you might consider our sister site Vista Forums, and the tutorial below instead.

Default File Type Associations - Restore - Vista Forums

I'm not sure how it's fixed with .lnk (LNK) (shortcut) files set to open with Registry Editor though. Does that not have all your shortcuts open to Registry Editor instead of their target program??
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30 Sep 2012   #506
annieyea

Windows Vista
 
 

First time I tried, everything opened with Registry Editor but now, everything works normally. Not sure what changed but whatever...
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30 Sep 2012   #507
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not sure either, but glad it's working fine for you now.
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30 Sep 2012   #508
annieyea

Windows Vista
 
 

Thank you for all the help
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09 Nov 2012   #509
slimmbadnitt

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Quotaions?

Hi, very good info but one small question... the last thread on this subject i saw, (it was exclusively pertaining to .exe files) instructed how to manually chasnge registry values... some were the same as the program in the provided link set, some weren't... one consistancy was the quotations, for example in the other thread the value was supposed to be set at "%1%" %*"... the same is shown in the text document when you click edit in the submenu of the linked program... but when the program auto set the values, no quotations present... and some had slashes (e.g. "\%1"\"%*\)... couldve been forward slashes but my question is are quotations required or slashes... i noticed in the text doc that spaces were sometimes placed between values, pretty sure they'd be mandatory, but anyway, if you could give me some help on the issue id greatly appreciate it., thx
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