Wrong file association. Every application tries to open with wordpad.

I accidentally set the opened one of my files with the wrong application and for some reoson my computer has set all of my applications to the same application please HELP


 

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I accidentally set the opened one of my files with the wrong application and for some reoson my computer has set all of my applications to the same application please HELP


Your .lnk associations have changed.. Here's the fix for it:

File Association Fixes for Windows 7
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-asso-fixes-for-windows-7/

Download the .lnk fix and follow the steps

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Hi Toby,

 

Here are two steps that you may follow to fix the file association problem.

 

Method 1: Via Registry Editor

 

Important:This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the windows help article below.

 

Back up the registry

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Back-up-the-registry

 

 

1.    Go to Start, type regedit and press Enter.

2.    Navigate to the following key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe

3.    In right-side pane, change value of  Default key to exefile

4.    Now go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command

5.    In right-side pane, change value of  Default key to: "%1" %*

6.    Now exit Registry Editor and restart your Windows.

 

See if this helps in opening applications with their respective program.

 

Method 2: Perform System Restore

 

It takes the computer back to the point when the problem didn’t exist. See if you can find a suitable restore point where the problem hadn’t shown up.

 

For help, see:

 

System Restore: frequently asked questions

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/System-Restore-frequently-asked-questions

 

What is System Restore?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/What-is-System-Restore


Regards,

Shinmila H - Microsoft Support

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