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Reset file types

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  • Started 8 years ago by JGQU
  • Latest reply from supermansghost
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I have a few machines where I can no longer run .vbs or merge .mrg files by doubleclicking on the file. Exe works ok. I have tried from the simple way -(by locating the file extension under file types and associating it with the proper executible program.)- up to manipulating the registry. Repairing Windows will not do it because it keeps the current settings. Nothing seems to work. Is there an easy way to reset all the file types to their default status?.

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 350

There's a system policy setting that disables running vbs files, and I think some antivirus software interferes with it as well.

Can you run the scripts manually if you do wscript scriptname.vbs ?

Posted 8 years ago

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