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URL object missing from File Types

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Anodhask, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. Anodhask

    Anodhask Thread Starter

    Jul 9, 2007
    When tried to associate file extensions with programs that will open them in Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/File Types, I accidentally wrongfully edited the following URL object, and had it disappeared:

    (NONE) URL:File Transfer Protocol

    As it has no actual extension, my tries to retrieve it were futile. I tried inputing the following values:

    1. Under the File Types tab, I went "New"
    2. For "File Extension" I typed "(NONE)" (without quotes)
    3. I extended the "Advanced" button and selected "URL:File Transfer Protocol"
    4. Clicked "OK"

    I got the following:


    As you can see, it was related to only as a "NONE" without the "URL:File Transfer Protocol" suffix I selected in step 3.
    This was not the case when it had stood there by default, before its deletion.
    Afterwards, I tried to furthermore edit this just created object, by adding values that were common to "URL:Gopher Protocol", "URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol" and "URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy", and it looked like this:


    I clicked "OK", just to find that there were no changes; it remained the same. It was still related to as a "(NONE)", without "URL:File Transfer Protocol" suffix, as seen on the picture:


    Instead, it should' ve looked like the following three URL objects:

    1. [​IMG]

    2. [​IMG]

    3. [​IMG]

    I' ve tried reinstalling Firefox, thinking it would re-register the missing URL entry, it didn' t. I tried to copy my friend' s (who runs the same OS - XP Professional) entries for this URL object and it also didn' t work. Also tried associating it with Internet Explorer but it didn' t work. I' ve tried everything I know of, and had posted this issue on 3 forums, but had no luck.
    Could you please tell me of something that I may not have yet tried? How can I re-register this URL object so it appears just as it did by default? Could perhaps a registry fix or a DLL injection do the trick?
    Any kind of help would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    Welcome to TSG....

    Try using system restore and go back before this happened.
  3. Anodhask

    Anodhask Thread Starter

    Jul 9, 2007
    OK, I' ve tried System Restore to a day before it happened, but it didn' t work.
    I' ll have to wait a bit more, someone will maybe have an answer, but thanks anyways!
  4. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

    Sep 10, 2006
    All of those "[None] URL" types are shown as open with blank (nothing) on my PCs.
  5. Anodhask

    Anodhask Thread Starter

    Jul 9, 2007
    It' s okay if it displays them so, you can always associate them with whatever browser.
    But my problem is that it won' t recognize it as an URL object even after I edit it just the way it should be. I circled the error on the screenshots orange -

    Details for '(NONE)' extension
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