cannot change file association

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  1. Posts : 505
    Windows 10 pro 18.03, Ubuntu 18.04, win 8.1 pro
       1 Week Ago #61

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I should have written "I still cannot change its default to 7-zip by normal means".
    Right, with solution at post # 52 you will be able to change its default to 7-zip by normal means i.e. right click properties within file explorer,

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  2.    1 Week Ago #62

    BrokenDaily said: View Post
    Everyone is mistaken (i think, mind is fuzzy, kept up all night, grandma goin crazy, sad really); I don't use 7zip as the SOLE application that I can't assign as default program for 7zip/zip files (by using the 7zip/zip file's internal properties menu), I used it as an example, as a few other programs (vlc media player and windows photo viewer for starters) work (or don't work in this case) the same

    This article may explain what happened, if you are on 1803 -
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  3. Posts : 213
    Microsoft Windows 10 x64
       1 Week Ago #63

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I found that the following commands work for both an existent extension and a nonexistent one.

    assoc .abc=(abc)
    ftype (abc)="C:\anyfolder\anyprogram.exe" "%1"
    yes, it works !
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  4.    1 Week Ago #64

    Of course!
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  5.    1 Week Ago #65

    I declare I had a dunce cap moment at this post and long before it; I completely forgot I had winaero tweaker, and one of its tweaks was to restore the windows photo viewer app; checking out how to do so without winaero tells you to open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Capabilities\FileAssociations ​and create the following string values


    so whatever command-line process windows usually goes through to create associations to windows photo viewer by the properties window is bungled up; make these entries, run the restore windows photo viewer reg file from the tutorial on tenforums, or download winaero tweaker and run this tweak and one file association problem should be solved

    ill report this to the windows feedback hub, it'll help, I know it
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  6.    1 Week Ago #66

    Zip association problem claimed to be fixed (in Insider releases):
    Windows 10 1809 ZIP bug now fixed: So will Microsoft rerelease October update today? | ZDNet
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  7.    6 Days Ago #67

    This article gives MS's confirmation of the association problems in 1803, and a Powershell script (treat with due caution) to rectify the situation:

    Microsoft confirms File Association bug in Windows 10 version 1803 - gHacks Tech News
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  8.    6 Days Ago #68

    I reset my default apps back to microsoft recommended, used the script, and reset my computer; so what's meant to happen? I tried setting defaults for the .zip file to 7zip, no go, but I could select winrar just fine (even without using winrar's inbult file association settings)

    When I tried using filetypesman to set 7zip back to the default handler for .rar files, my changes didn't apply, winrar is stuck as the default handler for .rar files; uninstalling winrar set the .zip file extension back to windows explorer though, so that helped somewhat; is this script really working for anyone else, or am I still getting something wrong? And yes, I had to set the execution-policy in powershell to unrestricted to run the script
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