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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

12 Aug 2014   #740
aarongrooves

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This fixed my problem. I merged the CHM registry file and now everything works, after sever hours of "<filename>.chm file is not a Windows help file, or the file is corrupted..." Not even the microsoft website was able to help me. Thanks so much!


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18 Aug 2014   #741
MatthewCarter

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (second reinstall)
 
 

Hello Shawn, I'm going to add my thanks to all the previous ones, I had associated .lnk files to open with Notepad++
I had a look at the reg file for lnk files, and since I have a load of context menu items I didn't want to remove them all. eventually (before coming here i searched the registry for lnk) after trying out different things and after looking at your reg file, I found the
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.lnk]
key had UserChoice and OpenWithList subkeys wich weren't listed in your reg file, after deleting these keys shortcuts now open the linked file again

Only problem is now they still have the notepad++ icon (all shortcuts), and this program (which I really suggest you have a look at, it's awesome) doesn't seem to be able to help:
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18 Aug 2014   #742
MatthewCarter

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (second reinstall)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewCarter View Post
... Only problem is now they still have the notepad++ icon (all shortcuts), and this program (which I really suggest you have a look at, it's awesome) doesn't seem to be able to help ...
Nevermind, a registry clean with CCleaner resolved the icon Thanks again for the reg file!
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01 Sep 2014   #743
boomerzimm

win7 Home 64
 
 

Any chance I could get a .py merge?

Thanks
Boomer
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01 Sep 2014   #744
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Boomer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm sorry, but Windows doesn't have an association for .py file types by default. What were you wanting it to open with?

If you like, you could use either option below to set a default program for .py files.

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

Open With - Change Default Program

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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01 Sep 2014   #745
boomerzimm

win7 Home 64
 
 

It is a program called pytivo and I want it to run as an executable. There is a config file along with it and when I was editing that I must have somehow associated all files with a .py to open in word pad. I can't figure out how to break that association and make the file run like it should.

Thanks
Brendan
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01 Sep 2014   #746
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like download and merge the .reg file below, then restart the computer afterwards. It will remove the association you set for it by mistake.


Attached Files
File Type: reg py.reg (266 Bytes, 103 views)
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01 Sep 2014   #747
boomerzimm

win7 Home 64
 
 

Ok that seems to change the registry. However in the "choose a program" to open this file window in the control panel it is still trying to use notepad so it changes the registry back every time I try to execute it.
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01 Sep 2014   #748
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you able to select or browse to and select the program that you want to open it with instead?

Open With - Change Default Program
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01 Sep 2014   #749
boomerzimm

win7 Home 64
 
 

I must be getting something wrong and I feel a bit like an idiot but I just want the .py file to execute so I'm not really sure what the option is for that.
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