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choose default program option is broken

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    choose default program option is broken


    hey everyone with windows 8,

    i have got a problem in my windows 8,
    my problem is that i cant do the open with-choose default program option
    similar problem thread
    link to this: Choose default program button (in Right-Click) not working!? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

    i have the sam
    e problem listed there and i used the 2 pictures. (my windows version is dutch)
    picture 1 and 2 are showing you the problem i'm having
    and picture 3 and 4 are showing regedit and the windows folder.
    i dont know the source of this error and i don't have any backups
    i whould like to know if this can be fixed as soon as posible!

    thank you anyone who views this!


    kind regards,

    Romeo Schifferling
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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Take a look at these and see if this helps:

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Hi,

    You should describe your problem clearly, since the file type association model has changed in Windows 8, and references to Windows 7 may be very well irrelevant.

    The first thing you need to do is to open Control Panel, find ​"Associate a file type or protocol with a program" and choose a program for the file type you're having problems with.

    Vadim
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Romeo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, download and merge the .reg file for the listed Open with-> Choose_default_program option. It will restore the default "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown" registry entries for Windows 8.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Jul 2013 at 14:45. Reason: updated with tutorial link with this added to it now
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Take a look at these and see if this helps:

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8
    it did not fix it, thanks for your help anyways!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    Hi,

    You should describe your problem clearly, since the file type association model has changed in Windows 8, and references to Windows 7 may be very well irrelevant.

    The first thing you need to do is to open Control Panel, find ​"Associate a file type or protocol with a program" and choose a program for the file type you're having problems with.

    Vadim
    the pictures i used are the exact same on windows 8, by right clicking-open as
    the error you see is the exact error im getting!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Romeo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, download and merge the .reg file attached below, approve (yes/ok) all prompts to approve, then restart your PC to apply to see if this may help. It will restore the default "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown" registry entries for Windows 8.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    i will give this a try and i will say you if it worked!
    EDIT: IT WORKS thanks so much!

    thanks all for trying to help me
    i had my friend in the teamviewer he advised me to do the sfc command in cmd
    i also did a register fix and that didnt show up anything!

    Romeo Schifferling

    EDIT: it is working again! thanks everyone for helping me out!
    ps: can someone expalain how i mark this as solved?
    Last edited by Romeo; 25 Jul 2013 at 10:55.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Romeo. I'm glad we could help.
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  7. #7


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Another satisfied customer
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  8. #8


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Another satisfied customer
    yeah im happy, thanks again to Brink for helping me
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