System Restore

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  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 professional 32 bit
       #130

    Sysyem Restore Error


    i made a a mistake once of forgetting to uncheck the box for 'always use this program to open this kind of file' and now all my programs attempt to open in adobe reader. i tried fixing this error with system restore but i always get a response that system recovery failed even when i switch off my antivirus. is there anything i can do to reverse the situation or fix system restore?
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  2. Posts : 70,206
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #131

    Hello Sapphyblud, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    If you like, you could download and merge the .reg files for the listed .lnk (LNK) and .exe options in the tutorial below to restore their default associations. This may also fix system restore if related to the association issue. :)

    Default File Type Associations - Restore
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  3. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #132

    sapphyrblud said:
    i made a a mistake once of forgetting to uncheck the box for 'always use this program to open this kind of file' and now all my programs attempt to open in adobe reader. i tried fixing this error with system restore but i always get a response that system recovery failed even when i switch off my antivirus. is there anything i can do to reverse the situation or fix system restore?
    What file extension did you open with acrobat reader and forgot to uncheck "always use this program to open this kind of file"?
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 professional 32 bit
       #133

    Kaktussoft said:
    What file extension did you open with acrobat reader and forgot to uncheck "always use this program to open this kind of file"?
    .lnk
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  5. Posts : 70,206
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #134

    sapphyrblud said:
    Kaktussoft said:
    What file extension did you open with acrobat reader and forgot to uncheck "always use this program to open this kind of file"?
    .lnk
    In that case you could do what I posted above for .lnk files to fix this. :)
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 professional 32 bit
       #135

    Brink said:
    sapphyrblud said:
    Kaktussoft said:
    What file extension did you open with acrobat reader and forgot to uncheck "always use this program to open this kind of file"?
    .lnk
    In that case you could do what I posted above for .lnk files to fix this. :)
    thanks. it works
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  7. Posts : 70,206
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #136

    You're most welcome. :)
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  8. Posts : 33
    Win7 Pro x64
       #137

    System Restore vs. Program Uninstaller


    I have a System Restore "effectiveness" question for any expert that cares to respond.

    If I create a System Restore point (in Win 7 Pro) before I install a program that includes drivers (Intel PRO/Set Wireless Software, for example), and I later want to completely remove/uninstall the program and its drivers.....

    Which is more effective at removing all traces of the program and its drivers (Program Files, ProgramData, Registry entries, etc.):
    1.) using Programs and Features "Uninstall", or
    2.) restoring the System Restore point that was created before the application was installed?

    Thanks.
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  9. Posts : 70,206
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #138

    Hello Toby,

    If the program is fully compatible with Windows 7, then it should fully uninstall using Programs and Features.

    With that said, you know as well as I do, that not all programs will always uninstall fully and cleanly without having some remnants left behind. Doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you installed the program will restore Windows back to how it was when the restore point was created leaving no trace of any programs installed after the date of the restore point.

    Hope this helps, :)
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  10. Posts : 33
    Win7 Pro x64
       #139

    Hi Brink,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I appreciate your help.

    Toby
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