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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

07 May 2017   #870

windows 7 home premium 64bit

Hi i was playing around with some cfg files and i accidentaly changed them ALL into notepads everytime i open them they open in a notepad i want it back please help

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07 May 2017   #871

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Hi and welcome to the Forum. CFG files are text files and it is normal to open them in Notepad. What program did they open in before you "accidentaly changed them"?
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13 Jul 2017   #872

Win7 Home 32 bit

A couple of times a year, we've needed to use this utility on my Dad's Win7 Home machine after Microsoft Updates changes file associations some how.

Seems to me in the past you had one reg file that would change all the default associations back without having to apply (merge) all the individual reg files. When checking today, couldn't find that file and it took awhile to apply all the various reg files for the various extensions.

Was I imagining the existence of one master file? If not, any chance to get it again?
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13 Jul 2017   #873

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello pwashburn, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm afraid that we never had a single .reg file for all file type associations since it would too impractical.

We do have a .zip file to download in the tutorial that contains all the .reg files for each file type to help.
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16 Jul 2017   #874

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


I'd be very grateful if you could add the GPX file extension to your list so that it is available for restoring to default.

With thanks in advance,

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16 Jul 2017   #875

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello @RobH,

The .reg file below will unassociate .gpx files for you.

Attached Files
File Type: reg Unassociate_GPX.reg (758 Bytes, 59 views)
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16 Jul 2017   #876

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks, Brink. And it did the trick. Am most grateful.

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16 Jul 2017   #877

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Rob.
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