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What would be the Windows XP equivalent of deleting the key User Choice in the Windows 7/Vista registry (to restore the default program to be used to open a particular file extension)?

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migrated from Dec 14 '11 at 13:57

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Never mind — I figured it out. In case anyone else needs this answer here is what works:

In XP I deleted one key up from where 'user choice' would be in Vista/Win 7.

So to restore the default program to open this extension, I deleted


(where .myExt is the extension you're trying to fix)

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(Note that this worked in both windows xp and windows 7) – Chris Dec 14 '11 at 14:27

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