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#1 barneysplash

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:40 PM

Hi all

I have a new WIndows 7 PC.
When I was working with some shortcuts to notepad files, I did something
and now all my shortcuts open into notepad files filled with alphanumeric symbols.

This has really messed up my routinee, does anyone know how I can set
it back to the original Windows setting?

Thanks

Barneysplash.



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#2 Allan

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:02 PM

Use the .lnk fix here: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html


Edited by Allan, 13 May 2014 - 05:02 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:09 AM

right click the file you wish to change, choose open with, then select the program the file should be opening with.

 

Once this is done select the tick box for "always open these file types with this program"

 

I think this should solve the problem.



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:07 AM

I've found that rebuilding the user profile is easier to do, especially since professionally you can't trust downloading things from the Internet.



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:12 AM

There's absolutely no harm in downloading the file association fix I posted - and it's certainly easier than rebuilding the profile. If it doesn't work we can go from there.



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 11:28 AM

I did not mean to indicate that the site you posted was untrustworthy.  However, since you need to trust them for the registry file that you are downloading it may be something that causes some users to seek an alternative solution.

 

morris88, while your solution is fine for most files it cannot be easily applied to .LNK files.  .LNK is the file extension for short cuts.



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:59 AM

Just an update to say that this link:
 
 
Worked perfectly for my problem.

Thanks for helping!





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