Unregistered file extensions & XP Registry

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jack B. Pollack, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. I just installed QuickView Pro on my XP box. It changed the default action
    for unregistered file types to open QV instead of launching the dialog box
    to 'search the net' or 'open with specific program'. I would like to restore
    this.

    I thought unregistered file types were handled under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\* but
    after backing-up and deleteing this key QV still opens for unregistered
    types.

    Does anyone know where else I should be looking in the registry to 'correct'
    this?

    Thanks
     
    Jack B. Pollack, Jul 21, 2003
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  2. Jack B. Pollack

    °Mike° Guest

    The key you are referring to is for ALL file types.
    For unknowns, look in:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown\shell\openas\command

    The default command is:

    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1


    On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 08:43:06 -0400, in
    <>
    Jack B. Pollack scrawled:

    >I just installed QuickView Pro on my XP box. It changed the default action
    >for unregistered file types to open QV instead of launching the dialog box
    >to 'search the net' or 'open with specific program'. I would like to restore
    >this.
    >
    >I thought unregistered file types were handled under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\* but
    >after backing-up and deleteing this key QV still opens for unregistered
    >types.
    >
    >Does anyone know where else I should be looking in the registry to 'correct'
    >this?
    >
    >Thanks
    >


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    °Mike°, Jul 21, 2003
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  3. Thanks,
    I spent hours looking for this!


    "°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The key you are referring to is for ALL file types.
    > For unknowns, look in:
    >
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown\shell\openas\command
    >
    > The default command is:
    >
    > rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1
    >
    >
    > On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 08:43:06 -0400, in
    > <>
    > Jack B. Pollack scrawled:
    >
    > >I just installed QuickView Pro on my XP box. It changed the default

    action
    > >for unregistered file types to open QV instead of launching the dialog

    box
    > >to 'search the net' or 'open with specific program'. I would like to

    restore
    > >this.
    > >
    > >I thought unregistered file types were handled under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*

    but
    > >after backing-up and deleteing this key QV still opens for unregistered
    > >types.
    > >
    > >Does anyone know where else I should be looking in the registry to

    'correct'
    > >this?
    > >
    > >Thanks
    > >

    >
    > --
    > Basic computer maintenance
    > http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
     
    Jack B. Pollack, Jul 21, 2003
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  4. Jack B. Pollack

    °Mike° Guest

    You're welcome.


    On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 18:43:07 -0400, in
    <>
    Jack B. Pollack scrawled:

    >Thanks,
    >I spent hours looking for this!
    >
    >
    >"°Mike°" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> The key you are referring to is for ALL file types.
    >> For unknowns, look in:
    >>
    >> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown\shell\openas\command
    >>
    >> The default command is:
    >>
    >> rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1
    >>
    >>
    >> On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 08:43:06 -0400, in
    >> <>
    >> Jack B. Pollack scrawled:
    >>
    >> >I just installed QuickView Pro on my XP box. It changed the
    >> >default action for unregistered file types to open QV instead
    >> >of launching the dialog box to 'search the net' or 'open with
    >> >specific program'. I would like to restore this.
    >> >
    >> >I thought unregistered file types were handled under
    >> >HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\* but after backing-up and deleteing this
    >> >key QV still opens for unregistered types.
    >> >
    >> >Does anyone know where else I should be looking in the registry
    >> >to 'correct' this?
    >> >
    >> >Thanks
    >> >

    >>


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    http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
     
    °Mike°, Jul 22, 2003
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