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Can't change default programs, can on the hidden admin account?


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#1 xderpx

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 11:32 PM

I have a single user-admin account on my computer but i can not change the default programs on it. Every time i try to change them it just remains blank. For example, under Web Browser it shows a big grey + with the words "Choose a default" I pick something, but the change does not take place and it still just shows the same grey button with "Choose a default" and when i try open a link it pops up asking what program i want to open it in.

 

I've tried enabling the hidden admin account and testing that, that account has no problems changing defaults, so I'm wondering what kind of permission thing has gone wrong with my regular admin account? Any help would be fantastic, thanks <3

 



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 06:38 AM

Try creating another (Admin) account and see if you can change things there.

If so, then your user profile is likely to be corrupted.

Try this to see if you can fix things:

- DISM/SFC (see quote box below)

- System Restore to a point before the problem started happening

- RESET with the Keep My Files option

- RESET with the Remove Everything option (Backup your stuff first - as this will remove everything!)

 

Here's the DISM/SFC stuff:

Then please run the following DISM commands to see if there's any problems with the system (from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt).  Press Enter after each one:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

FYI - I have repaired systems using the last command even though problems weren't found with the first 2 - so I suggest running them all.

From this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824869.aspx

You can also run sfc.exe /scannow from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt to check for further corruption.

 


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