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I need to restore a deleted BAT file extension association...

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March 10, 2011 4:16:01 AM

Hello;

I have WinXP Pro SP2...

I need to restore the BAT file extension, to "(explorer window menu)> Tools > File Types" - it was accidentally removed from there, and my batch files will not execute, and keep asking me "What program do you want to run this type of file <browse> etc...

I try to put it back in, but I don't know what to put for "Application used to perform action:"

H E L P ! ... please? :( 

Thank-You.
March 10, 2011 11:12:52 AM

Try c:\windows\system32\command.com. If that doesn't work, try c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe
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March 10, 2011 1:29:14 PM

thank you for responding...

unfortunately, neither one worked. :cry: 
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March 11, 2011 1:57:15 AM

I appreciate your response...

unfortunately as well, this did not work either. :( 
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March 12, 2011 1:38:44 PM

gumby777 said:
I appreciate your response...

unfortunately as well, this did not work either. :( 


You can try a System Resotre then to a date before this happened, odd that the registry fix did not help.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport..., how to restore is about half-way down the page.
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March 12, 2011 2:34:38 PM

I turn system restore off, because whenever I try to use it, it can't restore anything, so why have it. Do you know the dll/app/process that executes a batch file? Maybe a command line, or something? :??: 
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March 23, 2011 1:18:49 PM

I WAS ABLE TO FIND THE SOLUTION MYSELF... :bounce: 

HERE IS ALL YOU WILL NEED, TO FIX ASSOCIATION PROBLEMS:

From a command prompt;

assoc .bat
should return with
..bat=batfile
If not
assoc .bat=batfile
to restore the default file type association.

ftype batfile
should return with
batfile="%1" %*
If not
ftype batfile="%1" %*
to restore the default "Open" action for the file type.

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March 23, 2011 1:23:57 PM

YOU'RE WELCOME, EVERYBODY! :) 
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