I ruined my *.cpp, *.h extensions...

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    I ruined my *.cpp, *.h extensions...

    I can't open a cpp or h file as default with MSVC++6, I ruined the registry somehow, is there a way to fix it without reinstalling VC++?

    I remember there is a value in ther egistries where you set which file MSVC+6 can load, but I don't remember the path.

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    Hold down shift....rightclick a cpp or h file.....click "open with"....chose VC++6...click tickbox for "Always use this program for this file" (or whatever)

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    Yea I knew that, but how can I do it from the registry? Will this update the reg key of VC++ the same way?
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    Why not just try it!

    Yes it will update the registry if you click the tickbox as I said.....its the cleanest way to do it without reinstall

    None of the VC++ reg keys even need to be altered.....just a few to explain to the shell how to open the file...

    To edit the registry you have to recreate a few keys....I'm not bothering to detail it here, but I have posted about how to do it in the past...so the information can be found if you wish to look for it

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    Coolness. Thanks
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    You can also use Control Panel>Folder Options>File Types, and highlight the file type you want to change and hit the advanced button..or opens with...one or the other

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    same as above can be done with windows explorer
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