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SOLVED: Windows 7 Extensionless File Icon

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Koloblicin, Dec 21, 2010.

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  1. Koloblicin

    Koloblicin Thread Starter

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    I had the exact same problem as described by draclan12 in this thread: Windows 7 Extensionless File Icon.
    That is my windows 7 (Ultimate 64bit) would stubbornly try to open extensionless files with the "Application Launcher" from the game Mass Effect 2.
    Since I didn't find any other solution, I feel obliged to post mine here. ;)

    Unfortunately the exact suggestion by TheOutcaste did not work, since in my case I didn't have said "UserChoice" subkey.
    However I found a key in:
    Code:
    [SIZE=3]HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Type\Shell\Command\[/SIZE]
    pointing at the Application Launcher executable, which I thought suspicious. So I backed up my registry and since the sub branch \Shell\Command\ didn't contain anything else (which doesn't necessarily mean it's not mandatory, mind you) I completely erased it.
    And after restarting the explorer.exe, files with no file extension were unassociated once more. :)
     
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