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Win7 Registry Problem- icons, Context menu etc

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08-22-2013 04:10 PM

G'day all.


With respect to the last post in, it was mentioned "Unregistered Inventor and cleaned up the registry".


This process is interesting to me, as I have a slight problem that is registry-related, I think.  In Windows (7) Explorer, all my inv icons are the same (ipt, iam and idw), and i do not have Inventor-specific context menu when I right- click an inventor file. (ie no access to iProps, no Pack and Go, etc within WinExplorer.)


My machine has IV 2010 for production, and IV2014 for trials, stress analyses etc. I uninstalled IV2012 after installing 2014, and I think it was somewhere around this time that things went bad.


Does anyone agree with my thinking that a registy cleanup will fix things for me? If so, can someone step through the process for me please?

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Re: Win7 Registry Problem- icons, Context menu etc

07-22-2014 03:45 AM in reply to: robmatthews

I am having the same issue.  I updated to current service pack and BOOM; my icons got jacked.   Need some help!

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Re: Win7 Registry Problem- icons, Context menu etc

07-22-2014 04:14 AM in reply to: tbs456

Several things you can try:
1. run as administrator (right-click on inventor icon)
2. go to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 20xx\Bin and execute DtDv.exe

3. Change file association through windows configuration > standard programs
4. not sure if this helps, but topic has registry instructions:

Using IV2014 Pro SP2 - upd.1, Win7-64bit
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Registered: ‎12-18-2006
Message 4 of 4 (24 Views)

Re: Win7 Registry Problem- icons, Context menu etc

07-23-2014 08:02 PM in reply to: tbs456

Hi tbs456,


You might have some luck with repairing the Inventor installation. Access it via Start > Control Panel > Programs [if Category mode is active] > Programs and Features > Autodesk Inventor 2014 > Repair.


In case that doesn't work, could you post a screenshot of the incorrect icons? It might give a clue as to what's causing the conflict.




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Nathan Los
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DLS-Mechanical Design
Autodesk, Inc.

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