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Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

  1. #20


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    windows 8

    THANKS


    Very nice thank so much,I recently got Windows 8, 64-bit on new machine and I suppose I should have done my homework a lil better. I just assumed it was Windows 7 but fixed or on steroids, as is usual for new OS.I don't want a touch screen so I have had to find ways to make system do like I want, this is a great help cuz anytime I open something in notepad or other it changes the file association of course at some point it will be much easier and I suppose learning new stuff is a good thing but it can try my patience. So its very cool to have a site like this so thanks again. I'm not sure if I ask here but I was trying to find the correct file association for "DAT" files, thanks.

    MIKLO
    Last edited by MIKLO; 21 Jan 2013 at 08:24. Reason: Question not asked

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  2. #21


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello MIKLO, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    DAT had been added to the list.

    When you use "Open with -> Choose default program", be sure to have the "Use this app for all XXX files" unchecked to only open the file with the app for just this time.
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  3. #22


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Thanks Brink.

    At least I can get my AVI and ISO settings back to normal.
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  4. #23


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Hairy. If you need any that are not on the list, then please just let me know.
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  5. #24


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Hi Brink...I'm new here - great site and posts, this one included. I know it'll help people...a year or two ago, I was fiddling around with defaults (or some overanxious Reg Cleaner was) and I lost a bunch of Start Menu/taskbar/desktop icons. Web searches suggested rebuilding icon cache, system file checker, etc., but finally I figured out that .LNK files were the only files affected. Another search found a post like this one somewhere....imported .LNK reg file and saved my bacon then; this post will no doubt help folks as well.

    Great site!

    Ed
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  6. #25


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    Thank you for posting your findings Ed, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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  7. #26


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're most welcome Hairy. If you need any that are not on the list, then please just let me know.
    Hi Brink,
    I've just discovered that most video file types in Win8 seem to be subject to the "cross pollination" that I encountered with ISO/AVI/MKV.
    I would be grateful if you could add IMG WMV MP4 FLV and 3GP to the restore set.

    Thanks in advance.
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  8. #27


    Posts : 22
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    Very nice and really useful, I have this for Vista and older versions and is really helpful,although it is strange that there are places that I see in my version of Windows 8 X64 that it says Windows7, I would think it should, and could have been changed...... go figure! I really like this site, so thanks to the people that did all the hard work to make it cool and easy to use and full of great info.

    MIKLO
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  9. #28


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you MIKLO.

    Yeah, the "Windows 7 File Recovery" in the Control Panel is the carried over Windows Backup and System Image features from Windows 7. In Windows 8, the new file backup feature is "File History". To me "File History" is just an improved "Previous Versions" feature from Windows 7.
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  10. #29


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Scot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're most welcome Hairy. If you need any that are not on the list, then please just let me know.
    Hi Brink,
    I've just discovered that most video file types in Win8 seem to be subject to the "cross pollination" that I encountered with ISO/AVI/MKV.
    I would be grateful if you could add IMG WMV MP4 FLV and 3GP to the restore set.

    Thanks in advance.
    Hello Jim,

    All added to the tutorial, except FLV. FLV is not a default file type in Windows 8, but you can use the .reg file below to unassociate it.

    flv.reg
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