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Post by Buttons on Tue 27 Jul 2010, 12:33 pm

How do I remove default programs associated with certain file types? I have an .mdb file(MS Access), but do not have Access as it's being used with Visual Studio. I opened it with notepad just to see if it showed anything, but now it became set as the default and can't reset it.


Key Name: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.mdb\OpenWithList

Class Name: Shell

Last Write Time: 7/26/2010 - 8:20 PM

Value 0

Name: a

Type: REG_SZ

Data: Lesson 10 Chapter 2.exe



Value 1

Name: MRUList

Type: REG_SZ

Data: cba



Value 2

Name: b

Type: REG_SZ

Data: Lesson 10 Chapter 2.vshost.exe



Value 3

Name: c

Type: REG_SZ

Data: NOTEPAD.EXE



Key Name: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb\PersistentHandler

Class Name:

Last Write Time: 7/26/2010 - 8:21 PM

Value 0

Name:

Type: REG_SZ

Data: {5e941d80-bf96-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}


For the first entry value 0 and 2 I was using for an online class. Same goes for value 0 on the second entry. I've tried removing the keys(exported before removing, and value 3 on the first key and the default value for the persistent handler), but no changes.


Last edited by PHANTOM X-GI on Tue 27 Jul 2010, 12:39 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : accedntly duplicated the first key)

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Re: File association

Post by DragonMaster Jay on Tue 27 Jul 2010, 12:48 pm

Are you on Vista?


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Re: File association

Post by Buttons on Tue 27 Jul 2010, 12:50 pm

Yes. I guess I wasn't overly clear. Vista Home Premium actually.(second computer)

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Post by DragonMaster Jay on Tue 27 Jul 2010, 4:54 pm

Go to Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations

Then, edit the list to your liking.


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Re: File association

Post by Buttons on Tue 27 Jul 2010, 11:42 pm

Actually, I want to remove the default program leaving it with none.

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Re: File association

Post by DragonMaster Jay on Wed 28 Jul 2010, 5:29 am

Please open Notepad and enter in the following:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.mdb]
Then, click File > Save as...
Save as fix.reg to your Desktop.
Choose Save as type... All Files.
Click Save.

Then, exit Notepad.

Double-click on fix.reg, and merge it. Reboot your computer and it shall be fixed.


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Re: File association

Post by Buttons on Wed 28 Jul 2010, 12:48 pm

Thanks jay. That was bothering the heck out of me with that stupid notepad icon associated with it.

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