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Cannot Change File Association


I was stupid enough to set a . Nut file to automatically open with cmd.exe (trying to use squirral to script for left 4 dead 2) and now i cannot reverse my idiotic mistake, anyone got any ideas? I have tried right clicking and going to properties, default program is not there, i can manually open it with notepad by right clicking and clicking open with. But the "always open with this program" box is disabled. I have also tried to change it through control panel/set associations but still
No luck. :( Anyone got any ideas?


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Unable To Change File Association

So i'll explain my problem: i upgraded my computer from vista to 7. I then had a problem with a corrupted profile, so i had to create a new one and transfer all my files, and i'm thinking that the problem i've got here is related.

The fact is that i'm unable to change files types associations, but if i make it from the program i'd like to open files with, it works. Here is how i'm doing it (i just don't want one of those stupid answer where someone will try to teach me how to do it the usual way):

-Right click on the file
-Open with
-Chose default program

#The problem exists only if the program i want to set as default isn't in the list of programs appearing at this step

- I click browse
- I browse, and select my file.exe
- "Always utilize this program blablabla" is ticked

#At this point, my program hasn't appeared in the list and i haven't a clue why, so another one is selected in blue.

- And finally i hit ok, and the previous default program is launched, and yet i'm irritated.
I looked for answers on the internet, and it appears that i'm experiencing this because during my new installations, my programs aren't registered normally in hkey_classses_roots, but i'm not so comfortable changing registry, and i'd have to register each one of my programs. So i'm looking for a way to do them altogether.

I also think that it is a permissions problem, but i've got only one user and one account. And it's an administrator one! Thanks to everyone that will give me an answer or at least a hint on this bug!
 


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I read through the post called " problems with "file association" in windows 7 64-bit" on this site, but did not find an answer. I did see something about "to fix the corrupted user profile you may refer the link below:" i followed the link and did the stuff it suggested. I made a new user and copied all of my "user files" to the newly created user. When i logged in, the file association problem was gone, but now i have to reload all of my programs, set up all of my settings, wallpapers, icons, dpi setting. More than i want to do if i can save my other user account.

My computer specs:dell inspiron 1520cpu: intel core2 duo t7500 @ 2. 20ghz windows 7 enterprise 64-bit winrar 3. 70


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