Windows 10: How to stop updates from overwriting file & icon associations?

Discus and support How to stop updates from overwriting file & icon associations? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have been using an application called Default Programs Editor to adjust the default program to open with when a file is opened and also the icon. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by swampwiz, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. swampwiz Win User

    How to stop updates from overwriting file & icon associations?


    I have been using an application called Default Programs Editor to adjust the default program to open with when a file is opened and also the icon. I have done this once for Windows 10. However, it seems that after the latest update (which seems to be on a daily basis? *Huh), all those associations were overwritten with the garbage Windows 10 applications.

    I use this mainly for sound & video files, which I like to use VideoLan for the association, and a few nice icons for the file type. It would not be bad at all if somehow I could have that application (or some other like it) save the associations such that redoing everything would be easy, but that is not the case, so changing all the associations is a real pain that I really don't want to have to do every time Windows updates. *Mad *Mad

    :)
     
    swampwiz, Aug 8, 2015
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  2. How to change windows 10 updates download location

    With 'wuauserv' stopped, copy all of the files from your original
    SoftwarDistribution folder to your new folder, overwrite the existing files.

    The go to Start -> Settings -> Update & security

    Then 'Check for updates'

    Under Task Manager -> services, you should find that 'wuauserv' is running.
     
    PaulHumberstone, Aug 8, 2015
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  3. oldpaint Win User
    Ransomeware

    This article was posted about 5 days ago.
    http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/petya-crypto-ransomware-overwrites-mbr-lock-users-computers/


    It talks about overwriting the MBR and encrypting the drive. So I assume these are 2 separate processes. At first since the article mentioned overwriting the MBR, I thought maybe having a GPT partition would stop the encryption, but now I'm thinking at best
    maybe having a GPT partition would prevent the part of the attack that stops the pc from booting up, but the files would still be encrypted.
     
    oldpaint, Aug 8, 2015
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