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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

26 Feb 2014   #670
folfksy101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Brink

Any of the ones at this link under the windows section will work fine,

Java Downloads for All Operating Systems

I run a 64bit system, so I hope that whichever you have to download will work either way.

Thanks,
Chris.


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26 Feb 2014   #671
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok Chris. Let's see how the .reg file below will work for you. It's to restore the default associations for .jav files for 64-bit Java version 7 update 51 (build 1.7.0_51-b13).


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26 Feb 2014   #672
folfksy101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Brink,

That's done it! It's removed the association completely, now I just have to find the right java program in the java folder, but once I do that, all should (hopefully [touch wood]) be fine.

Thanks for your help!
Chris
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26 Feb 2014   #673
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It should have also set the Java program as default. Go ahead and reinstall Java for it to repair it's installation and set the proper associations.
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27 Feb 2014   #674
folfksy101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Brink,

It did reset the association, but I did have to reinstall it. Thanks so much, Brink.

-Chris.
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27 Feb 2014   #675
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Chris. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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17 Mar 2014   #676
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi Brink,

Thanks for the tutorial. Unfortunately, this method worked for me for only one of two types of files I tried it on. I had associated a default program for opening and editing ico files, and I no longer see the actual files' thumbnails in Windows Explorer. Instead, I am getting the icon associated with the program, which makes it a lot more difficult to manage and edit the files. I tried merging the reg file, but it hasn't changed anything. Is there anything else I can try?


Thanks,
Ellen
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17 Mar 2014   #677
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ellen, try setting the ico files back to their default. Then right clicking the one to edit/Open with.
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17 Mar 2014   #678
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Oops, my mistake. I downloaded the wrong reg key . . . When I realized that, I tried the correct one and it did work. Thanks again.
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17 Mar 2014   #679
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by decibelle View Post
Oops, my mistake. I downloaded the wrong reg key . . . When I realized that, I tried the correct one and it did work. Thanks again.
Good news!
I've never done anything like that.
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