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Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

  1. #200


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    windows 8


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    when i downloaded exe and clicked on run, this popped up instead. how can i fix this?

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  2. #201


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    Windows 7 64-bit


    It is possible that you have a malware infection. Try running the exe.reg file in safe mode.
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  3. #202


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Burnt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Were you signed in to an administrator account when you merged the .reg file?
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  4. #203


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Burnt, and welcome to Eight Forums.
    Were you signed in to an administrator account when you merged the .reg file?
    No, Brink. If possible, I would like to use the standard user account to merge it.
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  5. #204


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    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Stellar View Post
    It is possible that you have a malware infection. Try running the exe.reg file in safe mode.
    Thanks for the advice, but since I am not using an administrator account, I can't figure out how to run it.
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  6. #205


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Since you are not signed in as an administrator, the .reg file will not be able to fully merge since some of the registry locations it restores to default can only be modified if signed in as an administrator.
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  7. #206


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    Windows 8


    Thanks for your help...
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  8. #207


    I followed the instructions, downloaded on desktop, extracted the files and restarted the computer and nothing happened. The reg file is still sitting on the desktop. ?? I am the administrator on the account. BUT, I'm also on a domain using a laptop in which I've run into problems such as I can't access user account control.
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  9. #208


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    Quote Originally Posted by btowngurl1974 View Post
    I followed the instructions, downloaded on desktop, extracted the files and restarted the computer and nothing happened. The reg file is still sitting on the desktop. ?? I am the administrator on the account. BUT, I'm also on a domain using a laptop in which I've run into problems such as I can't access user account control.
    What issue are you having?

    Did you also merge the extracted downloaded .reg files for the affected file extensions?

    Are you signed in with an administrator account?
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  10. #209


    hi its littlesamm,

    i have messed up my pak files they all open with notepad and i dont see it in your list so please could you send it to me or put it in the list so i can fix it i am on windows 8.1 . Ilook forward to hearing friom you or seeing it in the listsoon thanks again littlesamm.
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