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Friday, April 06, 2007

How to fix a broken .bat file extension

Somehow my Vista computer got set to open batch files (.bat) in NotePad.  No clue how, really (since there is no Open With right-click option for batch files).

Anyhow, the fix was as follows:

  1. Fire up Regedit
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.bat
  3. Clear the OpenWithList Key
  4. Remove the UserChoice Key

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