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Can't file associate with a program

by RascalHoudi / November 12, 2012 7:30 AM PST

I am missing Internet Explorer in the list of default programs, and in the file type association .http is missing. (.htt is there though.) I can't jump to a website from the link in their help menu. Doesn't matter what the program is. Even using CNet Tracker, after scanning I can't get to the website to retrieve the updates. I have Windows-7 Home Premium, and IE9. I have deleted and reinstalled IE9. System restore checkpoints don't go back far enough. I ran a full scan with MalwareBytes and SuperAnti Spyware and only found cookies, etc. I have Administrator status. I noticed this problem over the last 3 weeks or so. Should I just bite the bullet and use the recovery disc? How or why did IE on the default programs list disappear?

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Did you try the old Doug Knox association fix?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2012 8:57 AM PST

Works in 7 too.

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File association
by RascalHoudi / November 12, 2012 10:01 AM PST

What in the world is "The Old Doug Knox Association Fix"? A strange, quirky title, yet lends itself to comedy. I have never heard of it or Mr. Knox, but I hope it gained him fame and fortune, or at least fortune. I hope it helps me. Any help will be greatly appreciated, so I am all eyes and finger tips.

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Try that on google.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2012 2:00 PM PST
In reply to: File association

Doug Knox created a lot of helpful scripts and more to correct small issues like this. I know folk are loathe to look for such at times but do try it.

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