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    Certain types of files no longer display thumbnails after assigning default programs

    After associating a default program for opening and editing ico files and ani files, I no longer see the actual files' thumbnails in Windows Explorer. Instead, I am getting the icon associated with each program, which makes it a lot more difficult to manage and edit the files. Is there a way to either get the thumbnail view back while keeping a default program to open the file, or, less desirable, eliminating the Association entirely and getting the thumbnail back that way?

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    Ellen

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    Once you associate a file with a program you are subject to what that program does for the thumbnail view.

    Here's how to restore default file associations for various file types in Windows 7 - Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations.

    Joe

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    Thanks. That method worked for me for only the ani files. I tried merging the reg file for the ico files, but it hasn't changed anything. Is there anything else I can try?

    Update: Oops, my mistake. I downloaded the wrong reg key . . . When I realized that, I tried the correct one and it did work. Thanks again.
    Last edited by decibelle; 2014-03-17 at 14:52.

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    You're welcome. Glad you got it resolved. Thanks for posting back.

    Joe

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