I wondered why some file associations were broken and stumbled upon a nasty problem: I cannot access the key
As you can see above, I cannot view its current permissions, nor its owner (which should by
SYSTEM). And no matter what I tried I'm unable to fix it. Trying to change the owner gives me a permission denied (also when trying from the Administrator account). RegDacl, which seemed to help another user, also aborts with a permission denied error.
Any suggestions how to repair this? If I cannot repair this I guess I have to dump that user account and create a new one. Are there any "diff-like" tools out there to help copy over registry keys?