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.reg file to set default icon for specific file extensions

Q: .reg file to set default icon for specific file extensions

Hi guys1
I'm about to create a .reg file that will set path in registry to my own icon for specific file extensions. E.g. I want my own icon as a default icon for .ini extension. And not only for one extension but for more of them, in a single .reg file. As always I don't want to mess it up,so I'm looking for some basic assistance on how to fill a notepad. And I know this is the best place to look at

P.S. I do use a Default Program Editor and File Types Manager, but I wanted a single .reg that will do the job for multiple modifications in a single click, something like backup of icon-registry-modifications, as I like to format my PC every year to ensure clean working environment. Setting things up de novo is a lot of fun but time consuming... I made a backup of registry and a Restore Point, just in case.

For any idea, thanks in advance!!

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A: .reg file to set default icon for specific file extensions


If changing the icon worked with the tools you mention, use Process Monitor or Regshot to track down specific changes in the registry for .ini that change the icon. Then create similar registry entries for other extensions in your REG-file.


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Is that possible?
Alternatively, can I hide the extension of specific files (NOT all files with the same extension)?

Thank you.

A:Hide extensions for known file types - only in specific folders

Looking on the net and from what I know I do not believe this is possible. Sorry

Some other windows explorer alternatives might offer that option.

15 Windows Explorer alternatives compared and reviewed - Simple Help

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Hey all. I've reviewed several different examples of how forfiles works. To set the stage, I need to automatically remove files with a file extension of .0 followed by numbers that increment and these files would be 7 days or older. Unfortunately, none of the examples or forfiles /? usage explains how to specify what I need done to file extensions that end with .0xxxxx

Here is what I have so far:

echo on
rem Remove stats-bin.0* files older than 7 days
forfiles /p "c:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 4.1\data" /m stats-bin.0* /c "cmd /c del /Q @file /d -7
rem pause
Within the data directory, there are stats-bin.index files, stats.0XXXXX files and others. The goal here is to only remove those files that begin with stats-bin.<numbers>

Currently, this script isn't doing anything. Trying to troubleshoot what I'm doing wrong here. If anyone has another forum they frequent for Windows script-specific help, I'd appreciate it (if this isn't the preferred place to post such a thing).

A:DOS Batch - Forfiles - deleting specific file extensions

You forgot closing quotes for cmd part.

forfiles /p "c:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 4.1\data" /m stats-bin.0* /c "cmd /c del /Q @file" /d -7
Have just tested that. Works like a charm!

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i have 2 xp pro computers.

they show different things. as:

right click the desk top and click on properties.

click on the desktop tab.

in the background menu on one computer the file type as (jpg or bmt) is shown on the left side of the name of the wallpaper, on the other it shows an icon.

how do i choose which one to display??


A:file extensions or icon

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On this computer that was given to me, i soon realized that every single one of my icons on the desktop have file extensons as part of their name. When i go to delete that file extensions, the program becomes unsuable.

1. Word documents look like: docname.doc
2. MSPaint files look like: filename.bmp
3. Applications look like: filename.exe

Obviously with the exception of "my computer", shortcuts, etc.

Ive never seen this before. On my other XP machines, ive never seen file extensions as part of their icon names. Why are they here on this one? There should be a setting to turn it off, what is it?

Thanks so much guys.

A:Solved: Icon file extensions

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Hello all,

I hope this isn't a repeat thread - I didn't find any others that were having this issue.

On the first day I received my laptop, I went into folder options and selected to show hidden folders and show known file extensions just as I have in 7, and Vista before that.

It seems like every few times I log back into my PC, this option has changed itself and decided to hide all file extensions. The showing hidden folders option has not changed back once.

Very strange! I thought it was a registry scan that was reverting the option, but it doesn't seem to be causing the issue.

Any ideas?

A:Show Known File Extensions Reverts to Default

Hello TheDailyToker,

You may have unchecked the File name extensions option by mistake in the ribbon in File Explorer as below. It's a global setting, and not just for that folder.

Hope this helps,

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Hello 8Forums Community,

I'm having file association issues.
I've have tried troubleshooting this for hours without any avail. I'm coming here as a last resort....now that I think of it, maybe I should have come here first.

On to my issue:

I recently lost file association capabilities with .torrent and GDrive items (.gdoc, .gforum, .gsheet, etc). These are the two that I have at least noticed.

When I click on either of those files, it gives me a prompt to choose a file association. Since the correct program isn't listed, I go and click on the option to find the program manually. However after I select the correct program for each of the above files listed, nothing happens. Nothing opens, nothing changes, nada happens.I have also tried right clicking on each of the files above mentioned, going to properties, under the general tab I click change next to the part where it says "Opens with:". Same thing as in part #1. Nothing happens, nothing changes. It says in that slot "Pick an app" and says the same thing after I pick an app.Then I went to Control panel, Default Programs, Associate a file type or protocol with a program. The interesting part here is that I cannot find among the huge file extension list the above referenced file extensions (.gdocs, etc). It's like they are not baked into the system. However, when I go to regedit (registry editor) and look at this key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts&q... Read more

A:Default file association not working with some extensions

Just checking in to see if anyone has had any thoughts on this topic. I really hope the fix isn't having to do a full reinstall....that would suck. Please, if you have any suggestions, they are welcomed.


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Hello, so I have tried to change the Adobe reader's file extension - .pdf and its icon to a custom one, but there is no 'folder options' tab in win7 to do that. I followed the tutorial here File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon and also tried using the program Filestypeman to change the icon but both had no effect even with the correct path.
I have managed to locate what I believe are the icons for these darn .pdf files at:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32dll (and inside icongroup>2)

Any suggestions?

A:How do I change the the .pdf file extensions icon? win7

Changing the extension (portable document format; pdf) will not do anything but corrupt the file. the file will not be converted to anything else by changing the extension.

Also changing the icon for pdf (adobe reader/acrobat) is not impossible but toughmost. You are to enter into C:\Windows\installer. There you have to search foe Adobe's folder (the folders are arranged there not by name but by long numbers). The icons are stored as .exe files there (a feature of MSI based installers). You have to edit the .exe and change the icon using a program like resource hacker.

There may be other easier ways, but I dont know. If somebody can suggest, that will be nice

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Corrupt installer databases are to blame. This appears to appen with Office and Adobe pdf products. The installer database contains your .ICO or icon files. Sometimes the icons also mysteriously disappear from the porgramfiles directory as well. I have not found a solution as of yet and this continues to happen after fresh reformats. As for reinstall or repair sometimes these fail due to the corrupt installer database as is the case for me. If this is the case this thread may help you. THe program sugusted by Windows star filetypemanager may help you locate the missing installers and replace the missing file extension icons. With a corrupt installer database though its difficult.

Link to thread:

A:office 2007 and/or 2010 file icon extensions corrupt

After a recover I reinstalled office and copied all installer files and folders relating to office from the Windows>installers folders or RUN "installer". I now have them backed up so when the decide to vanish I can just copy them back over.

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I don't like the fact that if, for ex. I own Microsoft Office, in Explorer under "Type" for a word document it says, "Microsoft Word Document" and if I were to change to say Open Office suddenly that same type of file would no longer be called, "Microsoft Word Document" but rather, "Open Office Document" (or something).
Is it possible to have Explorer name a file simply for what it is (A text file, an image file) etc.? regardless of what software is actually used to open it?

A:Howto rename file types in Explorer as default & not Software specific

No, not possible the usual way (or maybe yes, I have never tried). That name you are talking about is given by the software itself (eg. Ms word or open office here) to which the document file is associated with.

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After uninstalling a program, I lost my ISO file default icons and now have the generic icon. The files are still recognized as ISO files but there's no icon.

Can somebody tell me where to find that icon inside Windows XP so I can change it back? You might want to include a screenshot of the actual icon 'cause I forgot how exactly it looked like. I've looked inside shell32.dll but I just don't see it in there.

Thanks in advance.

I did try Tweak UI or deleting IconCache.db without luck.

A:Solved: ISO file default icon

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How do I change pinned .txt file icon to default.

I've pinned some of my text files on Notepad for faster access, but it is very annoying to see that old generic notepad icon. It wasn't like that before. I don't know how it happened.

I've already tried rebuilding IconCache.db, restarted the PC but still the same.

A:How do I change pinned .txt file icon to default.

set windows explorer in "details"view or "list" view. so you see smaller icons. Are those smaller icons now also wrong?

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I'm trying to figure out a way to change the default icon for a specific file type (ie: change .vbs icon to a custom icon). I've been doing some searching on this forum and I've come across some ways to change default icons but they all seem to involve going through the registry. Is that really the only way to change the default icons on Windows 7? I LOVE 7 so far but that really sucks if thats true. What happened to the screen in the attached image (taken from XP)?

A:Change default icon on file type

Hello jvbeardsley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This can help show you how to.

File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon

Hope this helps,

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Hi all,
I'm currently having some problems with the icons of some file types, namely jpeg/jpg, gif, png, and rar files. The image shows up as .

I have also tried rebuilding the iconcache in appdata/local and deleting all the iconcache/thumbcache in the appdata/local/microsoft/windows/explorer folder but it still doesn't help. Looking into the default program associations i also see this .
I would like to be able to get back the landscape icon for those file types if possible. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!


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I am using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and this virus change extensions to word pdf and jpeg files, Extension *. bemrjof  was there to my entire Microsoft office data and all the PDF's and all photo file formats.  I tried many things but nothing worked, then I try to manually change the extensions and got really scared when saw that file is corrupted,i really don't know what to do anybody has any suggestions plz let me know.
thank you 

A:Virus changed file extensions of Microsoft office file, PDF's and photo files

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the code im using seems to be working abolutely perfectly, except for 1 small problem, the actual icon isnt changing, ive checked the registry, and the keys are their but the icon isnt changing.. heres all the code in my program associated with the registry..

If My.Computer.Registry.ClassesRoot.GetValue(".PRG") = Nothing Then
My.Computer.Registry.ClassesRoot.CreateSubKey(".PRG").SetValue("", "Pyroguide", Microsoft.Win32.RegistryValueKind.String)
My.Computer.Registry.ClassesRoot.CreateSubKey("Pyroguide\shell\open\command").SetValue("", Application.ExecutablePath & _
" ""%l"" ", Microsoft.Win32.RegistryValueKind.String)

My.Computer.Registry.ClassesRoot.CreateSubKey("Pyroguide\DefaultIcon").SetValue("", My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.MyDocuments & "PyroGuide\Pyroguide.ico", _

any ideas why it isnt working? i have a suspicion i have the icon part completely wrong (following a tutorial that was hard to follow )

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This happened awhile ago and I'm only NOW questioning its origins, but after a certain update, (or maybe not) a handful file extensions got their default icons changed to a rather peculiar one. It's a built-in icon, but doesn't fit JPEG, PNG, RAR, VHD, or even BMP. I've changed them back to default using FileTypesMan, but I noticed this on my old and current installation of Windows 7. Old was clean, current is in-place. Is there a certain update that causes Windows to change the default icons for some extensions? I mean, it's not major, but just curious why it goes through the trouble to mess with the default icons. On some other computers, such as the ones within my school, I've noticed that some programs show the proper icon within the shortcut properties, but when said program is open on the taskbar, it shows this one (attached) or the icon of a completely different application, like Microsoft word showing the icon of a database file or PowerPoint. Any ideas?

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I have a User that brought a computer to me. Mostly all the files within the user folders where changed. Example of a file.
Should be (Birthday.jpg)
is now (Birthday.jpg.cpjevac)

I have deleted the extension .cpjevac from the name allowing it to change to .jpg file and when doing so the file icon changes as the application that is compatible with .jpg. After opening the file it just says "The file may be unsupported, damaged or corrupted"

does anyone know what I can do for this. I have searched so many places have not found anything at all.

I have booted in safe mode and ran virus scans just to clean the system, But no change of the files at all.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:File Extensions changed (doc/pdf/jpg/txt) *.*original file-ex*.cpjevac

Unfortunately anything that looked productive on Google Search came back to this posting.

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I'm using filetypeman, attempting to set a different icon for a different type of text file such as xml, csv, txt, ini, php ... But when I change one of them, some or all of them will be affected. I have associated them with a common text editor, that may be the cause. But is there a way to tweak their icons to prevent them from changing together? My OS is Win 7 x64. I have tried both filetypeman and types - same problem.

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I'm using Win7 Home Premium 64-bit, and I'm using the program Expressit 3.1 to create my CD labels.

I downloaded it from here:
exPressit SE - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Now, the files it creates, of which I have several made using its previous version, 3.0, are suffixed .exp. I have set my Win7 installation so that ExpressIt is the default program to open these files. Double-clicking an .exp file should therefore open that CD label in the ExpressIt program.

However, when I double-click an .exp file, the ExpressIt program does not open so that I can work with the file. If I run the ExpressIt program first, then 'Open' the file from within the program, it all works fine. (The problem with this 'workaround' is that when going to Open the file, its default directory is nowhere near the directories containing my .exp files and takes ages to browse to, so I don't want to do it like that).

So, is there some sort of setting I have missed out that prevents the program running when I double-click the .exp file icons? Or is there a tweak I can use?

A:Running a default program by double-clicking file icon

When you selecz the default program use the browse button to locate any other .exe files in the expressit directory, and see if it works.
I can be the problem, that the .exe that you have associated the file extensio with is just an app laucnher exe and not the main software, which can hadle the files.

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Hi there -- seems like with every new update done to Windows XP Home (SP2 + all current updates), I develop a new little annoyance.

A few updates back, I noticed that when I change file associations to a specific program opening up my .jpgs, .tifs, and .gifs, from the default (Windows Picture & Fax Viewer), the newly-associated file does open the file, but the icons for those files remains as the default Windows Picture & Fax Viewer.

(I suspect at the bottom of many of problems MAY be the installation of my Lexmark printer -- but then, it's a convenient scapegoat for everything! )

Does anyone have a clue how I can get the newly-associated file extensions to reflect the icon of the program actually being used?

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: File Associations Change but Default Icon Remain

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Hi all - i understand that this might call for the use of resource hacker ( which i really dont have much experience using ) but im willing to give it a try or perhaps any other method(s) that might be suggested.

PDF-XChange has a horrible looking icon ( to me anyways ) that it sets for pdf files.
i would like to change the i con to another of my choice.

This is the one it sets for PDFs that you save or create by default:
This is the one that i would like to make the default for new PDFs:
Can anyone advise on how i would go about achieving this?

A:Solved: How Can I Change The Default Icon That A Program Uses For Certain File Type?

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type regedit.


Scroll down to PDF-XChange.Document (or something similar).

Expand it and click on DefaultIcon.

In the right-hand pane, double-click the default value and change the path to where you saved your customized icon (.ico file).

Reboot the computer.
Or, read THIS.

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Hello guys,

I'm having a bit of a problem. Earlier tonight a couple of program icons started appearing as blank on my Windows 7 Pro PC. The programs in question were Word 07 and Powerpoint 07. I decided to try and fix them by rebuilding the icon cache but... unfortunately it just seems to have made things worse!

Now all of the Office programs have blank icons, as well as my anti-virus, Skype, Steam, WLM and a couple of others. Resetting and Rebuilding the Icon Cache keeps giving me the same results...

Does anyone know how to fix this?


A:Rebuild Icon Cache File - Certain programs now have blank/default icons. 8(

The original files or icons from which the icon cache is populated or the registry data pointing to them may have been damaged or somehow deleted. This is hard to sort out except by reinstalling the program.

Can you try reinstalling one of those programs to see if you can get it back as a test?

Office type programs might fix this by doing a "repair", but you may need the disk to complete it.

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I have many folders that are Adobe Ill, Adobe Photoshop and Flexi with big files. I want to change the default view for my pictures folder including its sub folders, but not every folder because it slows it way down trying to come up with a icon for these big files. Not sure if that makes sense. Any suggestions? Thank you, Holly

A:ICON default views in only specific folders

I use the following reg file to set all folders to display items as general which makes every folder display files in detailed view. I do this for similar reasons to you in that some folders with lots of media crawl to a halt. I don't think Windows does a very good job at "detecting" the contents either as just a couple of videos and it decides to set the folder to "Videos" which is very frustrating. Anyway hope this helps, if not I am if you Google around for the reg key it uses you can work out a way to get it how you want.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell]

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Dear All,

I need to create a batch file which can read the size of file(e.g. 1kb, 2kb...etc) from specific folder and detect 0kb file and convert it to text file (showing 0kb file size) with alarm.

I am not really sure how to write command for this batch file. Please help :-(

A:How to create a batch file to read size of file on specific folder path

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Ive been searching the net for help with this and i just cant find what im looking for.

Im still new at excel macro's so still learning everyday.

I need help to wright a macro that will search in a folder for a file with a specific keyword that can be in the file name.

example: lets say i want to open a file that is in a folder that has "leadership" in the files name.
Because i send the file to people called "leadership.xls" and i recieve files back called "copyofleadership.xls" and different other names but there will always be leadership in the file name.

Can anyone please help me with this.


A:Excel macro to open a file in a folder with a specific keyword in the file names

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I have Windows XP-Pro SP2 installed on a P4 1.8GHz CPU with 768MB RAM

I would like a script that opens a commamd window and calls for a file (icon file) to be copied to a specific folder on 5 different drives. I would like to be able to either paste in the file path or drag and drop the file onto the command window. The icon file will always come from the same folder "C:\WINDOWS\system32\00 ICONS\System Folders" and be copied, sometimes replacing a file with the same name, to these 5 folders:

"W:\WINDOWS\system32\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"X:\0 aAPPS\00 a Install First\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"W:\WINDOWS\system32\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"N:\0 aAPPS\00 a Install First\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"D:\0 aAPPS\00 a Install First\00 ICONS\System Folders"

I apologize if I am using incorrect terms. I don't know if a batch file could do this or if it would have to be done with vbs. I would appreciate the help. I know nothing about writng vbs script and only a little about writing batch files.
Thank you.

A:Script to call for a file then copy file to specific folders

My question was answered on a different site.

Here is the link:


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Is it possible to create a hyperlink in an excel spreadsheet that goes to a SPECIFIC FILE within a zipped file? If so, how do you do it?



A:Solved: hyperlink in excel to a specific file in a zip file

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Hello all!
So I work tech support at my company and recently had one of our secretaries run into a virus. It was an email containing a fake resume in .doc format that once opened, attempted to direct the computer to download a trojan. AVG detected it right off the bat and quarantined it. I then ran a full system scan with AVG, Malwarebytes, and Spybot and everything came back clean.  I had assumed AVG along with Word being macro-disabled by default kept anything from actually happening.
However, at the time of the download she was running our company bookkeeping software (eClub for those interested) and it crashed once she tried to use it again. I check it out and see that the .exe to run eClub had been removed from the eClub folder (let's call it eclub.exe). Weird! So I go ahead and completely uninstall the program and reinstall, only to find eclub.exe was not reinstalled with it. I copy eclub.exe from another computer and try to paste it into the folder, and I'm told I don't have permission to do so. Then things get weird:
1. I uninstalled eClub completely again, removed the eClub folder and every possible saved setting for it.
2. I created a blank eClub folder (ex. C:\Program Files\eClub)
3. I can put anything I want into this folder, including .exes, EXCEPT for eclub.exe, getting the insufficient permission error.
4. I can put eclub.exe in subfolders of C:\Program Files\eClub without a problem
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A:Virus Preventing Specific File from Being Created in Specific Folder

Please post the Malwarebytes Antimalware log in your topic.
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  Copy and paste the log in your topic.
 Please run TDSSKiller.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop.
The log for the TDSSKiller can be very long.  If you go to the bottom of the log to where you find Scan finished you will see the results of the scan.  If it shows Detected object count: 0 and Actual detected object count: 0, this means that nothing malicious was found and you will not need to post the log.
1.  Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters.
2.  Check Loaded Modules, Verify Driver Digital Signature, and Detect TDLFS file system.
If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now.
3.  Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run.
4.  If threats are detected select Cure (if available) for all of them unless otherwise instructed.
 ***Do NOT select Delete!
Click on Continue.
 Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Please download Emsisoft Emergency Kit and save it to your desktop. Double click on the EmsisoftEmergencyKit file you downloaded to extract ... Read more

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I opened a PDF file in notepad then in Word, now all PDF in my windows explorer shows a Word-like icon and file opens automatically in word.  I checked folder options and rebooted the machine, but it still shows that icon.  

How can I get the PDF file type icon back and file opens in Adobe automatically?
Thanks for any tips!

A:How can I get PDF file type icon back in Windows Explorer after I opend the file in Notepad?

Found it -
Control Panel > Default Program OR  Start >Default Program (if the shortcut already there) > select PDF file type and change default file association > pick Adobe 

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I recently had to do a system restore and now my .jpg and jpeg files have a bad file icon. They still do open with the windows pic program as I want them to - but only on the admin accout, I usually surf and play and do everything else with a user account, and even if I reset everything under folder options for the file associacions it somehow doesn't apply to the other account.
The funny thing is that windows tells me in the file association menu that I changed the file association's properties and can set them back to standart "photo suite 6" - a program that I uninstalled ages ago ... can I somehow set this back to the normal winxp picture and fax displaying thing?

A:File opens with wrong program, bad file icon in explorer view

problem solved...

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In windows Explorer files of the extention .avi will have an icon that is that little film strip with a screen shot from the video file. Matroska files (.mkv) only show a generic icon in explorer? How can i fix this so that the Matroska file will show the screen shot from the video file as is does with avi files in windows explorer? I have Home Premium? Thanks:)

A:Matroska File to show screen shot as icon like an avi file does in explorer

I wrote a similar post about mov files in here
Have a quick read at it (to understand what you're doing and why it's the way it is), then grab some matroska directshow filters. There's a list here: http://www.matroska.org/downloads/windows.html

P.S: Keep in mind the filter sparses the mkv file only (aka the container), it does not decode the audio or video stream inside of it. If you're only getting a filter but can't see the video, it would be because you're missing the codec (compressor-decompressor) for the video stream. I'm mentioning it because mkv files are usually encoded using codecs for which the avi container is not suitable (for example H.264 or AC3). If that's the problem, be sure to get codecs too (for example ffdshow-tryouts for H.264, or AC3filter for AC3).

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Anytime I drag a file(s) in a folder window, a translucent, oversized icon follows the mouse pointer, partially obscuring up to 4 nearby items.

Can this effect be disabled? I'm sure somebody at MS thought it was slick idea, but it just gives me a headache. I haven't found a setting that controls it -- maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot. (Am guessing, while this isn't an "animation" per se, it's in the same general category.)

Thanks a ton for any clues.


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In Explorer 6.0 Where do I find "Hide file extensions for known file types" option ?
(N.B. It is not found using the Tools menu, then clicking Options or Folder options and
then the View tab, in the Advanced Settings pane, under Files and Folder which is not the correct route and headings.Explorer 6.0 does not provide this route. or heaings.)
Thanks,David B.

A:"Hide file extensions for known file types"

It's in Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer

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Hello, hope this is the right place. But for some reason all my winrar archive started showing as a white piece of paper with the top right hand corner folded in, and in the middle the winrar archive icon shows. Ive never had a problem like this before and was wondering how do i fix this problem back up so it shows the winrar icon not with a white piece of paper behind it. Ive got AVG Antivurs Free version edition 9 and I've got malwarebytes anti malware, so i have no idea what could be causing the problem. I have attached a screenshot of what i mean. Note:I have already tried file association and associating it to a different file and then re associating it. Also have tried uninstalling winrar and then installing it again. Thank you Much appreciated Dazz

A:File icon incorrect file association correct

Click Start, Run, Regedit.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes and scroll down until you find RAR or WinRar (Not sure as I don't have it); whichever it is, it should show the (default) entry as RaR File (you could also use Find > RAR File).

It should also have a subkey of DefaultIcon. Click on this and it'll show the path where it gets the icon from. The last number in the path, after5 the comma, is the icon selected from that file. The normal path should be pointing to the Winrar.exe file, and the number something other than 0.

Export the key first, just in case you need to restore it, and change the number to 0. Should change the icon shown for Winrar archive to the main one.

If not, report back on anything that deviates from the above, including a screenshot of the registry keys.


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This has go to be the easiest question in the world but I forgot!

How do i get the file extension on Win XP to show?

I need to do this so i can change the extensions easy!



A:File Extensions!

Open a browser and go to tools/folders option/view tab and uncheck hide files extensions.

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Is there any other file extensions to open applications instead of exe.?

A:file extensions

You were warned in this thread not to pursue this: http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/868441-file-extensions.html

This is strike 2. Thread closed.

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Can anyone tell me what thes files are as i have a game to burn to disc and the files are in these formats?

and can anyone tell me what software i need to be able to either convert theese files to bin or iso, or what software i need to be able to burn these types of files to disc

A:BSI and BST FIle Extensions

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I have been receiving almost daily emails with the following header information:

Received: from safar-shahpouri.cfl.rr.com (ubr-27.218.168.division.cfl.rr.com [])
by smtp-server3.tampabay.rr.com (8.11.2/8.11.2) with SMTP id f6PNFpq21621

The emails all have different Subjects, and all have attachments. My ISP is using the "Brightmail Anti-Virus Solution using Symantecís Norton AntiVirus Technology". Each of the messages is intercepted by Brightmail as having a potentially harmful attachment, with the message:

"One or more attachments are believed to contain a virus. However, either this condition could not be confirmed, or the attachment(s) could not be disinfected. It is recommended that you DO NOT open the attached file(s) without first checking with your system administrator and/or the sender."

I do not know the sender, to the best of my knowledge, and so don't wish to encourage possible harmful behavior by contacting him/her. In reviewing the header information, the following attachment information is present:

Content-Type: application/mixed; name="week three on election 2000.doc.zl3"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="week three on election 2000.doc.zl3" "

Can anyone advise me as to what a zl3 file is, and tell me if these messages do indeed harbor harmful code?

A:zl3 file extensions

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Ok here is the deal, i have 1 desktop and 1 laptop. The laptop shows file extensions at the end of every file, but the desktop doesnt. I was wondering how i can make the desktop show them?



A:File Extensions

Go to Folder options / Display / uncheck "Mask file extensions".

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I have just had windows xp home reinstalled on my PC due to a fault. I now find that all of my pictures saved show the name plus .jpg
If I try to rename them a warning box comes up saying that the picture might become unusable if I delete the file extension. What can I do to only show the picture name. Thanks.

A:File Extensions

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Hi, Has anyone heard of an 03 file extension or a program that will open these files. I have searched for this extension on the net but came up with nothing. I am wondering is there such a file.

A:File Extensions

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Anyone have any knowledge on the file extensions .vh and .vr? I have a friend trying to convert them for a database. They were originally a voters registration I believe.

A:File extensions: VH VR??

Never heard of these, and filext.com didn't have any listings, so I just tried a search on Google.
It says they are extensions associated with Dive 3.2 virtual reality software.

.vh is a Dive header file and .vr is a world/object/actor file.

Dive = The Distributed Interactive Virtual Environment
Check here for a peep: http://www.sics.se/dive/

Nothing to do with voting, unless it's virtual voting...

Hope this is right!

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I just got a winrar file from a friend, and it didnt have an extension on it, so i added the .rar. This works, but theres multiple rar files involved, meaning it needs to be .r00. But i cant just rename it and change the xtension anymore. My question is:

In Microsoft Windows XP Pro, how do you change a file's extension, when you are unable to rename its extension because the extension is.... i guess.... hidden?

A:File extensions

You can set Windows to show filename extensions from Folder options.

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hi, my brother in law seems to have lost all his file extensions. the desktop icons and all have the same problem. when he clicks on anything it states windows cannot open file. same as an extension not installed in your computer. Is there anyway to get all this back outside of reinstalling windows. he has a lot of programs he does not want to lose. thanks

A:No file extensions

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Hey I would like to know how I can view File Extensions as part of a file's name (___.exe) Because there is a file that I need to change the extension of but I can't.


A:File Extensions

Open Windows Explorer. Go to Tools, Folder Options and click on the View tab.
Make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked.
Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files".
Uncheck hide extensions
Now click "Apply to all folders", Click "Apply" then "OK"

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