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Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8


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Hell Jerry, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

There's not an association for .ccc files by default in Windows. If you like, you could download and merge the .reg file below and restart the computer afterwards to unassociate .ccc files.

View attachment ccc.reg
 

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bitginsu

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Thanks so much for this!
The EXE reg file saved us on a 2008 R2 Terminal server where the EXE extension had become associated with a particular program and nothing would run! This happened via a Group Policy Preference setting gone awry.
Tried it because the server was useless and we were looking at a restore from backup.
We ran 'change user /install' before merging the reg file and 'change user /execute' after... not sure if that was necessary but it worked!
 

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I'm glad it was able to help bitginsu, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)
 

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Late to the game but I have a question about resetting default associations. My problem is that my MP3 files do not show their embedded album art in the preview generated by Windows. The suggestion I have read over and over is this fix.

Here's my dilemma: If I apply this fix, MP3s will revert back to opening with WMP. I hate WMP and like using VLC Media player. Am I understanding correctly that if I want my previews to work, I HAVE to use WMP? This just seems wrong.
 

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Replacement Registry Key for 'period' Extension

Here is a registry key script for the punctuation mark "period" ... I tried it and it does work, although this key is not missing from my computer at this time. Copy between the sets of dotted lines and Paste into Text Editor (such as Notepad) and 'Save As...'
Filename: period.reg
=================================================================
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; File Extension Registry Key


[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.\OpenWithList]
=================================================================
 

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I have a question is there a place to get something like this the download of file associations that has more in it?
and one more question under Program Defaults in the 3rd column called Current Defaults, why do I have Unknown applications in it, what does this mean and is it cause for alarm? Thank you
 

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Hello Taylor, :)

Usually, "Unknown applications" is just a general term for no association meaning you don't have a default app set for it.

If you were needing to reset all file associations back to default, then it may be easier to either reset Windows or create a new user account to use instead.
 

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Well, thank you for all your help. but I guess I am going to take the easy way out by reinstalling my system. I am though very surprised with how far we have gone with Microsoft Windows and no one has made a simple list of possible programs that would go with file associations. Let take .pdf for instance, and made a list of some known programs or what programs would be best suited for .pdf file associations. I did start to use the association tool they have here, but that is a very small list.
So what do I do to reinstall my system to the point of when I bought it. I have Windows 8.1. I didn't get a disk. It is an Acer E5-511P system. works great for me. What files do I need to save first? I have a BlacX Duet Thermaltake that has a hard drive in it to save files to. Do I copy or move them to the hard drive. And when I move them back to my system I want them to work after the reinstall. thank you for helping however you did I greatly appreciate it. I just can't believe that there is nowhere to get a list of drivers or to be able to reinstall drivers without having to do a total reinstall. The only reason I hate a fresh reinstall is because of the time it takes to re-customize everything. But I guess that is life. I only had to do this one other time, years back. I ran a Dell Inspiron for 12 yrs. And had to reset it once. due to a hard drive failure. So where do I go from here? Thank you once again.
 

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Resetting Windows 8.1 would be the easiest way I believe.

:arrow: Reset Windows 8
 

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Well here is how my situation arose. I like to look at other programs and try them out and see if they will help me with my computer in any aspect. If programs work I am one to throw 20.00 at the person who wrote the program or I buy into things like Malwarebytes Antimalware and Bitdefender 2018 ( though on that note I should have stuck with Mcafee) But people think they know how to write programs and still this day, which I thought programmers got over years ago was to change your files on your system and totally screw up your computer. then it's nice to know that websites that house these programs don't care any bit more. Or how we pay out to these antivirus companies, and they actually do nothing to safeguard someone's system. so here I am wanting to do a full system restore because of someone's inadequacy to write a program that works. and when you get into that downward spiral that your system is well in better terms screwed, I can't print because of something that has printer verification errors. or I can't save photos and documents that I need to save ( family photos and family documents) because let me not forget, to mention that when I try to connect anything to a USB port Windows doesn't recognize it. this I must say is the worst problem I have ever had with a system. so now what.
 

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If you like, you could try refreshing Windows 8.1 instead. This way you won't lose anything.

:arrow: Refresh Windows 8
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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Brink, I did try that it wouldn't work. However being up late I got my external hard drive to connect. phewww thank god. is it best to "copy" the folders to the hard drive or "move" the folders to the external hard drive? I am going to try that one more time today to refresh my system, maybe I got that to work too. thank you so much for your time.
 

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    Acer Aspire E5-511P (CPU 1)
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I'd say it's better to copy than move. This way if something should interrupt the transfer, you won't lose it.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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Hello @empty568, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

The link should be fixes now. Please try again.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone