1.    3 Days Ago #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Hide extensions for known file types unchecked

    Hide extensions for known file types unchecked.

    I still can't see .exe extension all the others are ok.

    This just now happened; the .exe extensions where showing before...

    I must have changed something by mistake.

    Can anybody help me I get them back?

    Don Cole
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  2.    3 Days Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Do you have a system restore point you can use?
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  3.    2 Days Ago #3
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    This sounds like an excellent suggestion.

    Problem is I never setup a restore point since I installed Windows 10.

    Anymore suggestions?

    Don Cole
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  4.    2 Days Ago #4
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    And I guess you haven't yet started to use disk imaging or system imaging - the former I recommend (as do others here) time and again... another means of recovery from situations.

    I don't know if this will help: See Option 2, and just the 'exe' reg file.
    Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  5.    1 Day Ago #5
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    Hide extensions for known file types unchecked

    Thank you, dalchina,

    I download and saved your instructions for repairing the .exe extension.

    I'm going to try it but first I would like to try disk imaging.

    Could you give the instructions for that.

    [1] Can it be done on a flash drive?

    [2] I have one 114 gb. is that big enough?

    [3] Also can I boot from it if things go wrong?

    Don Cole
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  6.    1 Day Ago #6
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    Hi, we recommend Macrium Reflect (free) although it has a more complicated GUI than - say- Aomei Backupper. I used the latter for quite a long time until faced with the multiple partitions of Win 10, and couldn't figure out what to do. It also has some bugs in less common circumstances. MR is reliable and well supported.

    To make sure your external disk is always allocated the same drive letter set it to - say- M using Disk Management.

    Download a copy, install it, create its bootable medium, run it and create your first image to an external disk (e.g.) by clicking
    Windows Backup
    - you should find all partitions relevant to Win 10 ticked.

    My 'sales pitch' for imaging:

    Creating disk images lets you restore Windows and all your disks and partitions to a previous working state, quickly and probably without technical help.

    You can recover from:
    - a failed disk drive (restore to a new one)
    - ransomware (which encrypts your disk)
    - user error
    - unrecoverable problems from failed updates to problem programs
    - unbootable PC (hardware faults aside)

    Images also act as a full backup- you can extract files too.

    You can even use images to help you move more easily and quickly to a new PC.

    Imaging can even help you sleep at night knowing you have a second chance.

    Many here recommend Macrium Reflect (free) as a good robust solution and more reliable than some others. It’s
    - more feature rich
    - more flexible
    - more reliable
    than Windows Backup and Restore system images.

    It's well supported with videos, help and a responsive forum.

    There are other such programs, free/commercial, some with simpler interfaces, but Macrium R is one of the most robust and reliable.

    How long does it take?
    SSD+ USB3 - maybe 15 mins for the first system image, less thereafter
    HDD + USB2 - maybe 40-50 mins
    That’s with little personal data, few programs installed.
    - of course, depends how much you have on C:
    (You can and should image all your partitions and disks)

    Once you've created your first image, keep it updated with e.g. differential imaging- which images just changes from the first image, more quickly, and creates a smaller image file.

    You need a backup medium - say- twice as large as the total amount of data you are imaging to keep a reasonable number of differential images. This will vary dependent on the number of images you keep, so is only a rough practical guide.
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