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Windows 7: Default File Type Associations - Restore

15 Apr 2010   #80
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hey Brink,

I don't know if you remember but I had that problem with my downloads having the extension changed from .BAT to .DOWNLOAD.

I was wondering if there might be an addition to this list of .BAT files?

I have eliminated Anti-Virus as the cause, and I am pretty sure I eliminated my browser.....which is Chrome.

I tested by shutting down AV and downloading the files. Still being re-named
I uninstalled Chrome, all settings and re-installed. The only thing I did was save my bookmarks.

I am still having the problem of renamed files. They respond to me renaming them .BAT, but I would prefer to restore association.

Is there a way to restore ALL associations at once? I am getting lost in so many tutorials.

Thanks Brink, I appreciate all your help.
D93




**EDIT**
Just went back into the list and found bat option . I don't know if I missed it before, or if you added it but either way thank you, and I am going to see if this will get rid of this trivial, but annoying problem.


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15 Apr 2010   #81
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jay,

Unfortunately this is not a bad association problem that is renaming the .bat file extension to .download. My guess is that may be some sort of security setting in Chrome that is the cause. As a test, try downloading the .bat file using Internet Explorer or Firefox to see if it renamed using them.
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15 Apr 2010   #82
Mellow52

7 32bit
 
 

I think my Windows 7 (32bit) registry is screwed. Your .msi reg fixed my .msi problem. I still have issues with .msp It is not recognized and has no file association by Windows 7.

Can you post a reg fix for .msp?

Thanks a million!
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16 Apr 2010   #83
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mellow, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The default MSP file associations download has been added. I hope that it helps you.

Shawn
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16 Apr 2010   #84
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jay,

Unfortunately this is not a bad association problem that is renaming the .bat file extension to .download. My guess is that may be some sort of security setting in Chrome that is the cause. As a test, try downloading the .bat file using Internet Explorer or Firefox to see if it renamed using them.
Yes, checked IE. It works fine with IE. But not Chrome.

Just a weird bug I think because I have completely removed then re-installed Chrome and the problem still persists. It's just some bug I guess.

The files work fine if I just rename them and .BAT is the only extension I have come across that does this so far.

Weird.

Thanks though
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16 Apr 2010   #85
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devildog93 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jay,

Unfortunately this is not a bad association problem that is renaming the .bat file extension to .download. My guess is that may be some sort of security setting in Chrome that is the cause. As a test, try downloading the .bat file using Internet Explorer or Firefox to see if it renamed using them.
Yes, checked IE. It works fine with IE. But not Chrome.

Just a weird bug I think because I have completely removed then re-installed Chrome and the problem still persists. It's just some bug I guess.

The files work fine if I just rename them and .BAT is the only extension I have come across that does this so far.

Weird.

Thanks though
It may a deliberate security mechanism in Chrome to prevent malicious software from executing.
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16 Apr 2010   #86
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devildog93 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jay,

Unfortunately this is not a bad association problem that is renaming the .bat file extension to .download. My guess is that may be some sort of security setting in Chrome that is the cause. As a test, try downloading the .bat file using Internet Explorer or Firefox to see if it renamed using them.
Yes, checked IE. It works fine with IE. But not Chrome.

Just a weird bug I think because I have completely removed then re-installed Chrome and the problem still persists. It's just some bug I guess.

The files work fine if I just rename them and .BAT is the only extension I have come across that does this so far.

Weird.

Thanks though
It may a deliberate security mechanism in Chrome to prevent malicious software from executing.
That's what I kinda thought and I have been told, but other potentially hazardous files like .exe I have no problem downloading with Chrome. Curious to what I could do to remedy it, or even where to start looking.

Any ideas?
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16 Apr 2010   #87
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I don't use Chrome, so I do not know. I would try going through every option, setting, or add-on in Chrome to see if there may be one for this. If not, then it may just be hard coded to do it and cannot be changed.
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16 Apr 2010   #88
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

devildog, I am not a Chrome user either.
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16 Apr 2010   #89
devildog93

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I don't use Chrome, so I do not know. I would try going through every option, setting, or add-on in Chrome to see if there may be one for this. If not, then it may just be hard coded to do it and cannot be changed.
Cool thanks guys. I will check into this in another thread after some research, it just has me really curious now. Cheers guys!
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