The Merge function allows the .reg file to be merged (basically Copy and Paste) into your registry and replaces the current registry entries with the ones from the .reg file. It's a way to make automatic changes to the registry instead of manually making the changes.
Keep in mind that there are no such words used as QUOTE "Stupid anything" We are all learning about this operating system and the knowledge we all share is what is important. I do not feel that anyone will look down on someone because they need help! I know I need help in many aspects of Vista and I am not ashamed to admit it!
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You can also double click on the .reg file to merge it. If it opens to somthing link notepad instead, then check to make sure the the .reg file extension is set to have it's "Current Default" set to Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe) in Default Programs (METHOD THREE). Afterwards, try to merge it again.
Excellent tutorial with clear easy to follow steps, including the screen shot. I followed the steps precisely and the problem is solved. When I click on zipped files from an internet site, they open automatically, as they did before the link apparently separated. Great solution! Thank you so much.
hi can any help me please, whenever i try to open any zip files my laptop goes mental and starts tryinging to open about 20 windows...once this happens i cant do anything apart from turn it off at the mains, ive try to compress them but still with no luck
I just have to say THANK YOU! I had tried to open a zip file that was invalid and thought I'd try to open it another way. I messed up everything but managed to get the files to open with windows explorer but had the WE icon instead of the zip folder icon (I couldn't tolerate that!). It was driving me crazy. I found this forum, downloaded the fix and it put everything back to normal. So thank you very much!
Does this only work on Vista, or can it also work on Win7? I have Win7 x64, and am having the EXACT problem described here, and need a fix JUST like the one here, but since it is for Vista, I don't want to ruin my Win7 computer by using the wrong fix. Please advise. Thanks.
As I didn't get a reply within an hour of posting, and tired of the fact that my Zip files had the wrong Icon, I ended up downloading and using the Vista one that was here. And guess what, IT WORKED! Even on Windows 7!
Well what about this: My .zip is set to Microsoft Office Picture (because I tried to open pictures...) and my .download is set to Internet Explorer (because I didn't know what I was doing). So, all of these nice little downloads that should fix my computer don't work. I download the .downloads, but when I right click, there is no "Merge" to click on. I did, however, get one of the .reg to work... the exefix_cu (Registration Entries). I don't know why that download worked. Properties says it opens with Registry Editor (whatever that means). So, how can I change back the .download AND the .zip??? This has been bugging me for months!