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Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

  1. #170


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    Win 8.1 x64


    i open rarreg.key with notepad and now when i click right "open with notepad further"

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  2. #171


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    64-bit Windows 10


    When you open something using "Open with", you need to make sure to uncheck the Use this app for all (extension) files box if you don't want to always open the file with the selected program.
    Are you able to merge the .reg file? If not, then then double check in Default Programs to make sure that the .reg file extension has it's Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the .reg file again.
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  3. #172


    Posts : 19
    Win 8.1 x64


    problem is notepad how reset to open .key file ?
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\
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  4. #173


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    64-bit Windows 10


    When you downloaded and merged the .reg file in my post above, what happens when you try to open the .key file?

    Does it still open with Notepad?
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  5. #174


    Posts : 19
    Win 8.1 x64


    yes and Associate a file type or protocol with a program now default is notepad i can reset association .key with notepad (
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  6. #175


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by sonteryo View Post
    yes and Associate a file type or protocol with a program now default is notepad i can reset association .key with notepad (
    Ok, try downloading and merging the .reg file below, then restart the PC to apply.

    Unassociate_Key.reg
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  7. #176


    Posts : 19
    Win 8.1 x64


    @Brink you are no.1 !!!
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  8. #177


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad I could help.
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  9. #178


    Posts : 19
    Win 8.1 x64


    Unassociate_Key.reg reset only notepad?
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  10. #179


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It will unassociate .key files to no longer have a default program.
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