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.reg file association

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  1. king-bee

    king-bee Thread Starter

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    if I click on a .reg file it opens in notepad I want to have the option to MERGE in context menu.Option is not there.To my knowledge It never has been. I have installation disk.all original folders are installed, antivirus up to date a-ok generally. Can someone help please.
     
  2. valis

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    howdy and welcome. Instead of left clicking on it, right click and select 'merge'.

    FYI, please do not go making random changes to the registry. It is a very small file that is very full of important bits and I can tell you right now that you may be biting off more than you can chew by trying to 'fix' it.

    what are you trying to accomplish?
     
  3. Cookiegal

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    Tim, they say the option to merge is not there in the right-click menu. :)
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Are you sure the file was saved as a .reg file and not a .txt file?
     
  5. CleaverX

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    Yes look at the file icon, it should look like this one:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Do you mean it should be invisible? ;):D
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    My description of it is a blue Rubik's Cube with some squares breaking away from it and a white piece of paper in the background. :)
     
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    If the file only opens as a text file (in Notepad), right-click the file (before opening it) and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

    If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
     
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    But that won't work if it's been saved as a .txt file. Also, they want to have the merge option in the right-click menu. I think that would appear as an option if the file was a .reg file because it's dependent on the type of file.
     
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    king-bee wrote it was a .reg file. I believe it may only be a bad association. Seen it before.
     
  11. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    That may be the case and then it wouldn't have the .reg file icon which is what we're trying to determine.
     
  12. valis

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    Yikes! Thanks Cookiegal, apologies king-bee.....my error....
     
  13. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    We're all a bunch of Keystone cops. :D :p
     
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    Does it look like this?
     

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    I have associated .reg file with registry editor and the icon is a rubics cube as it should be but if I right click on it I have no merge option.
     
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