I associated .nsi files with a text editor recently, and as a result lost all of the special NSIS context menu options for, eg., "Compile NSIS Script". How can I get them back?


Thanks to a post on the NSIS forums, I learned that when you associate a file extension manually, Explorer creates a registry key that overrides the system settings for that extension. In the case of NSIS files, this key is:


If you delete that key, you will lose your text editor association but regain the context menu items after restarting Explorer.

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  • Ending all explorer.exe processes and starting it again did not do it for me. Had to restart the whole Windows. – bugybunny Oct 23 '19 at 12:56

there's also a script for that

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