All icons open with the same program.

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May 7, 2011 at 13:40:51
Specs: Windows 7
I was trying to open a program and it didn't work so I tried "right click" then "open with.." then I chose a program to open it with. The next thing I know, all icons on the desktop have changed to that program I've set for only one file and none is opening porperly anymore. So please I wish to know how to make all icons work with the same program they initially were working with because now none is working.

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#1
May 7, 2011 at 14:47:51
You have a file association registry error.

Go here:
http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...

And download the fixes.


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#2
May 7, 2011 at 16:28:16
Electronics, The link that Niteflyer provided in Reply #1 is for Windows Vista. It appears that you're using Windows 7 so go to the link below and under "Default Windows 7 File Extension Types":download the exe file association fix. Instructions are on the page.

Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

Tufenuf


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May 8, 2011 at 06:41:30
Thank you Tufenuf and Nyteflyer. The support you provided was very helpful indeed.
Tufenuf, I never backed up. So if I try backing up now(which is probably too late), will it save all those messed up stuff? Because if does then I guess restoring will never work right??

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