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[Solved] Windows - How to restore file association for .bat files

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So for some silly reason I associated .bat files with a text editor (Notepad++) ... which suddenly resulted in .bat files not executing, but being opened in Notepad++ instead.
This typically would happen when an application would run a little script - in my case: The Windows streamer for Virtual Desktop (Oculus Quest VR).

To restore the file association, copy the following code into a plan text editor, and store it in a .reg file - for example restore.reg.
After saving the file, double click it and confirm that you allow registry changes.
After this, .bat files are registered correctly again.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



@="\"%1\" %*"