[SOLVED] Restore default program association to "unknown"

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So I've accidentally opened a .config file with VLC Media Player and Notepad as default and I can't remove them (Windows 7 suck with this feature). I did remove the notepad using registry editor, but VLC keeps coming back although I've deleted it from the regedit already. When I open the file, it opens with VLC, no matter what. Any fix?
 
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Within VLC media player interface (in the menus somewhere) there should be a list of filetype associations to tick or untick. Can't be more specific as I don't have it installed, but I used to have it and I remember it had that list.
Doesn't work, it only shows all media files that are supported by VLC, not all files associated to it.
 

Phillip Corcoran

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Is that the only issue now (just the wrong icon) or it still opens with VLC?

If it's just the wrong icon, you can change that by right-click on it and choose Properties, click on the Shortcut tab, click Change Icon :

 
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Dec 26, 2019
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Is that the only issue now (just the wrong icon) or it still opens with VLC?

If it's just the wrong icon, you can change that by right-click on it and choose Properties, click on the Shortcut tab, click Change Icon :

It still opens with VLC after I've removed all other applications in the "Open with" section. It also changes the icon to VLC.
 

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