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  1. Posts : 40,639
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Some have also suggested the problem becomes apparent when certain other programs are installed as well, and is typified by problems with .txt and .txt -like extensions (e.g. log..)
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  2. Posts : 371
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

    well, I'm having this problem too, and to be sure, I did a repair install with a copy of windows 10 with kb4462919 integrated into it, and it did nothing; I used the fix windows photo viewer registry file in the "fix windows photo viewer" tutorial, and windows photo viewer doesn't show in the "choose this app to open this file with, plus check box to default to program" screen.

    Plus, trying to re-assign the default file permissions by type through windows settings doesn't work; absolutely NO choice I make applies, or sticks; filestypeman does help, but I'd rather not have to rely on it. Can I repair install to a lower version of windows 10 pro, before update kb4462919, or am I stuck with it, because windows will not let me uninstall this cumulative update
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  3. Posts : 40,639
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    because windows will not let me uninstall this cumulative update
    - curious- in another thread the user was able to uninstall it and get file associations functioning.

    - restore your previously created disk image-you do use disk imaging routinely, I hope? (Macrium Reflect ....)
    - use a System restore point - if enabled and if the restore works
    - else you could do an in-place upgrade repair, then hide the update.
    - hope MS releases a new CU to correct this
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  4. Posts : 371
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

    I got a copy of windows 10 on my desktop with all updates sans kb4462919 integrated into it; I should run that to fix it? Would that work, downgrading a version number or two, or would it not?
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  5. Posts : 40,639
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    No guarantees.

    If you have an up to date Macrium Reflect (or other) disk image (always recommended before making any significant change) you can quite easily try it, then restore your image. Or simply reapply the updates.

    I have already said:

    in another thread the user was able to uninstall it (the update) and get file associations functioning.
    Your problem may be related to that update- or it may not be. But the fact you can't install it suggests there may be another problem anyway.
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  6. Posts : 3

    Removing 2919 worked for me, so THANKS!!!!
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  7. Posts : 40,639
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Great- remember to hide the update so it's not reapplied (tutorial available).
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  8. Posts : 3

    At your recommendation, googled that, took me here:

    I installed that, ran it, and successfully hid 2919. It took me two hours to find guys that knew what the heck was going on. I will try to backtrack some of the places I found with the issue but no real solution or understanding of what the real problem was. People kept giving them different ways to do a file association and telling them there's nothing wrong....
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  9. Posts : 3

    Forgot to mention I'll send them here, :) well, just noticed my last post is moderated for a link, so what I was saying was that there are a lot of threads I searched through that mention this problem, but the answers don't understand the issue. They keep mentioning new ways to file associate. It's nice to find a real solution. I'm usually just a lurker, but this one really got me head scratching, and I sure appreciate the answers I found here.
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  10. Posts : 40,639
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Sorry, quoted tutorial in post #18 - should have referred to it again.

    Tutorials here:
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index | Windows 10 Tutorials
    (Searchable list)

    Or you could use Windows Update Minitool (free)
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