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can't save settings like default app, folder and icon size

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1

    can't save settings like default app, folder and icon size


    Hi,
    this start happening 3 days ago, every time i try to open a file that is not "recognized by windows by default", for example, a torrent file, a .java script, an iso image, etc...
    Everytime i do that the "search for application to open this file in Windows store" message popup, even if i right click on the file -> property -> change the default application-> apply-> ok.
    first of all the file icon doesn't change, which is strange, but also, when i double click on it again, it still give me the same message saying that there is no default app to open this file.
    Any help please ?

    Thank you

    Notes:


    - I tried cleaning registry with CCleaner, nothing changed (restarted the computer after that too)


    - I also tried sfc/scannow and it said (original was in French so..) :
    "Scan was successfully completed and found corrupted files, however, it couldn't >fix them all, for more details see log file CBS.log"
    here is a link to that file a new link (it's 8mb with more than 45k lines....)


    UPDATE:
    i just went to control panel -> default program, and was really surprised by the list there, it doesn't even have 1/4 of the installed programs i have in my computer, what's wrong ? :




    My Specs :
    Os : Windows 8.1
    Cpu : intel i7-4770 3.40Ghz
    Gpu : nVidia GTX-750
    Ram : 8Gb
    HDD : 2tb
    Last edited by alaslipknot; 04 Aug 2015 at 22:09.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You ​seem to have a driver update problem-

    Click image for larger version

    Have you tried running, in an admin cmd prompt, -

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    then running sfc again ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    You ​seem to have a driver update problem-

    Click image for larger version

    Have you tried running, in an admin cmd prompt, -

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    then running sfc again ?
    after trying : Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth, sfc/scannow didn't show any error
    Click image for larger version

    However the problem is not solved yet, and i don't think this is about choosing "default program" anymore, it's about Windows doesn't detecting the installed programs, i tried even reinstalling some of these programs (notpad++, uTorrent) but still no luck.

    Thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

can't save settings like default app, folder and icon size
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