Windows 10: Can not repair, reset or re-install and it seems my data was wiped...

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  1. Posts : 12,328
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Sep 2016 #21

    My apologies for not making a thing clear, I'll clarify a bit what I meant with 'File associations can be easily reset without any program'

    'Without any program' I meant without any 3rd party program, the only way I know is via the settings in Windows.

    You may be able to change the reset the file associations through the Windows registry (GUI is I believe not possible).
    If you can find a registry editor for Windows in Linux and can download the file types/protocols from the tutorial below we can get the reset done manually
    Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  2. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Pro/Fedroa 24 Workstation
       26 Sep 2016 #22

    As far as I know messing around with Linux and Windows alongside each other is that you can't change Windows file associations within the Linux os. He would also have to have Root access to that drive if he's still able to see the C:/ drive within linux. If he was to have a external hard drive he could possibly transfer those files onto that drive. But he's corrupted the file system its self so either way he won't be able to boot into Windows. So his only option is to boot from the Windows ISO and delete all partitions and clean install Windows. But he would have to move all those files and pictures and restore them to his new installation.
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  3. Posts : 12,328
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Sep 2016 #23

    jpolacko said: View Post
    As far as I know messing around with Linux and Windows alongside each other is that you can't change Windows file associations within the Linux os. He would also have to have Root access to that drive if he's still able to see the C:/ drive within linux. If he was to have a external hard drive he could possibly transfer those files onto that drive. But he's corrupted the file system its self so either way he won't be able to boot into Windows. So his only option is to boot from the Windows ISO and delete all partitions and clean install Windows. But he would have to move all those files and pictures and restore them to his new installation.
    That's the plan for some time.
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  4. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Pro/Fedroa 24 Workstation
       26 Sep 2016 #24

    axe0 said: View Post
    That's the plan for some time.
    okay wasn't sure.
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  5.    27 Sep 2016 #25

    It appears that I can not install anything on linux as I am only operating it on a bootable flashdrive.

    That said, I think my best route is to purchase an external harddrive, transfer those files, then clean install Windows and attempt to restore the files on that.

    I don't want to go that route without being absolutely sure that it's viable. Also--can I truly restore the files after a clean installation? When I tried to put some files on a USB and restore them on a separate computer, I didn't have any success. Are .chk files unique to the computer? And will they be restored if the installation is removed?
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