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Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

  1. #30


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
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    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.

    Attachment 16526
    Thank you Shawn.



    Due to an attack of CRAFT I missed out MKV.
    Would you mind adding that to the set?

    Thanks


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  2. #31


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Jim.

    MKV is not a default file type in Windows 8 as well, but you can use the .reg file below to unassociate it.

    mkv.reg
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  3. #32


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're most welcome Jim.

    MKV is not a default file type in Windows 8 as well, but you can use the .reg file below to unassociate it.

    mkv.reg
    Thanks Shawn, have added that to my growing collection of ".REG" files.

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  4. #33


    Posts : 2
    windows 8 pro


    Hi Brink,

    I would like to know how can I restore my Windows 8 default icons? I installed a program that changed my icons,
    but when uninstalled the icons didn't changed back to default.

    I don't have a restore point because frequently run an optimizer software that deletes it.
    I have tried to rebuild the icon cache using the steps at this forum but no luck.

    Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Support Forums

    on the last step though, it says I could try to download and merge the ICO option in this tutorial to restore the default associations of .ico (icon) files

    but the tutorial points to a windows 7 default .ico file.
    I was wondering whether you have the default .ico association files for windows 8 pro

    or any advice that could help fix my problem.

    Thanks
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  5. #34


    Right click on an .ico file anywhere and select properties, click the change button and set windows photo viewer as the default handler.
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  6. #35


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello vitalpart, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In addition, .ico has been added to the tutorial on the first page for download.
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  7. #36


    Posts : 2
    windows 8 pro


    thanks DMHolt57 and Brink
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  8. #37


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Glad we could help.
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  9. #38


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    any chance you can add .mpp extns for MS PROJECT?
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  10. #39


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gordo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Sorry, but that is not a file extension that has a default program associated with it by default in Windows 8.

    If you like, you should be able to use either tutorial below to set the .mpp file extension to open with the MS Project .exe file by default.

    Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol in Windows 8

    or

    Open with - Change Default Program in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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