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File Ext. and Associations

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Kami, Apr 23, 2007.

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  1. Kami

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    This is prior to my cd-rom problem. I tried deleting a registry value [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
    @="\"%1\" %*"

    I doubt though this was only part of other changes I did.

    When I did this, I restarted my computer and when I opened firefox, the program wouldnt open. The error said something about file extentsion does not exist, attach an association in the folder options of control panel. This problem applies to almost all programs on my computer. I had to change exe and insert in firefox in order to open it and I post this problem.. I was dumb enough and newbish not to create a system restore before fiddling with the registry. Is there any way to fix the problem?
     
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    Does it require me to download it? If so, can you please tell me the program that I need to add to the Exe. Extension because I cannot download anything.. and I also need to know the name of the program that runs the regedit.. if required to open for the process.

    [add on] I also would like to know the default file type for the exe. extension.
     
  4. Huon

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    If your firefox is working, clicking on the line should work.
    It does require a download.
    Do you have system restore turned off? If you do not then the last working restore point may be a better solution, even if you did not do a special point for your registry tweaking.
    What is your OS? If y0u can start in safe mode, an option to restore usually comes up.
     
  5. Kami

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    I'll try the restore point, but I cant access my system information. It's a exe file so I don't know which program to view it in.
     
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    Have you tried safe Mode? Does a restore option come up?
     
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    Ok I did go into safemode and I did see the system restore. I chose a date one week before this happened and when it was finished, I restarted and logged in, but the problem still persist.. what now?
     
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    OK, I am surprised that the restore did not work, but the best solution is probablly still on that site, http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm but use
    EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP
    The file is a .reg file, and directly places the correct defaults into your registry when doulble clicked. It is a download, but if firefox is working, you should be able to handle it.
     
  9. Kami

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    I got it done except when I opened the reg. file and I said to import, I got the following:

    Cannot import C:\Documents and Settings\Patrick\My Documents\restore.reg: The specified file is not a registry script. You can only import binary registry files from whitin the registry editor"

    By the way, when I click on the file you told me, I got it in text so I copy and pasted in notepad and save it as restore.reg
     
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    Dont import. Just double click, and say yes to the prompt that comes up.
     
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    I have just realised that the nature of the file may have changed when you copied it into notepad.
    Have you tried using Internet Explorer to download the file, seeing your Firefox is acting up?
    It might be woth a shot.
     
  12. Kami

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    Its a reg file though? Were you refering to VBS. file? And when I double click, it just shows up as text?
     
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    I'll try that right now. Give me a sec.
     
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    Err... I.E won't open!! Says it is not a valid win32 application!!
     
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    Hey! I got it to work! Haha :)
    All I did was to save the "link" as a reg. file and double-clicked and it asked me if I wanted to prompt and I said yes and there we go! I just hope it will actually turn back things to normal. Ok, I opened Ie and it works. Thanks You.
     
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