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Fix .lnk file association WITHOUT admin/registry access

I managed to recreate the problems detailed here and here. I tried to use Notepad to open a .lnk file. Now all shorcuts appear as .lnk files, and open in Notepad. This isn't an uncommon problem and ...
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How to remove extension association using regedit.exe?

Following my post here - Can't un-associate .css extension from Visual Stdio 2013 and the suggested solution - Why are certain default application associations "locked"? What do I ...
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Backup registry that stores file association data?

I want to backup only the registry that contain the file association data so after reinstalling windows i will be able to restore the file associations with restoring the registry. Which registry ...
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.cmd runs from cmd.exe but not from start menu / Run dialog

problem If I run a .cmd file from cmd.exe it works fine. However if I run it from Start menu / Run line, it opens in Notepad++, my editor. (edit I've it installed for years, didn't update it ...
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Stop Office file type associations

Microsoft Office wants to use Microsoft Word as the default HTML editor. I do not want this. I changed the value at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Edit\command However the next time I start ...
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file association batch file windows 8 [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a batch file that will associate .myroom file extension to myroom.exe program in windows 8 so whenever user clicks on a .myroom file, it will open it using myroom.exe software. ...
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Restore default registry key

I associated "Unknown" files with notepad.exe, that is to say files with no or unknown extension. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown However I am not certain of the keys I changed to that effect. I would ...
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How to associate the mailto protocol with a custom exe?

In Windows 8, How do you set the default program for the mailto protocol to a custom exe? Under Default Programs, the only option I get is to select from a list of programs (Mail or Google Chrome) or ...
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Is there a tool for managing file extensions and their respective program command lines?

I'm trying to associate .appx files with a utility I wrote which needs a command line similar to appinstaller --install-only --force path\to\appxfile.appx. It also must run as an administrator I ...
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What is the purpose of the .ZFSendToTarget extension?

I learned about this from watching a video about some "Tech Support" scam (watch the last 10 minutes if you want a good laugh) where one of the tactics used by the scammer is getting the victim to ...
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1answer
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Where is the Default Program associations stored in the registry?

If I run the assoc command-line utility for an extension, it shows the file type/description for the extension I set in the registry. But if I go to Control Panel -> Default Programs - Set ...
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Repairing file associations for a user profile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to repair a broken .EXE file association A system that I'm working on got the Windows 7 Anti-Spyware 2012 virus. Before it was giving to me it had been running a ...
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How to create registry key of type REG_NONE?

Information on files' associations are stored in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes and HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes Windows' registry branches (among others). Each entry there can have OpenWithProgIDs key which adds ...
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Pictures clicked on Start Menu's Recent Items list opens in non default program

I am using Picasa Photo Viewer and have associated all JPG and PNG files to open with it. However when I open an image from the Recent Items list in the Windows 7 Start Menu it opens with Windows ...
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Delete Windows file association using .reg file

Question: Using a .reg file, how do I completely remove a file type association? I tried e.g. deleting HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\myextension_auto_file but that's apparently not enough. Background: On Windows ...
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Prevent Windows XP running programs except for selected ones

Came accross a client with a badly virus infected computer. One virus prevented the running of all programs except for those that the virus choose to allow. Googling showed me how this might be done ...